Natural Lice Treatment Protocol
  1. Combine oil and essential oil ingredients.
  2. Put hair into a ponytail or bun and saturate hair completely with the mixture. Then put a one-time-use plastic shower cap on the hair.
  3. Encase your pillow with plastic and also put a towel over the pillow.
  4. In the morning, shampoo and condition your hair.
  5. Comb through your entire head, using the special terminator lice comb through the strands.
  6. Wipe off the comb thoroughly with a paper towel with each stroke so you don’t wipe what you’ve combed out back into the hair.
  7. Repeat this process every night (or every other night) until the lice are gone. We usually do this process for 2 to 3 weeks.
  8. Twice a week, use an enzyme treatment, being sure to pick that out with the Lice terminator comb that helps to break apart their skeletal structure.
*If you need to substitute one of these oils, you can use geranium in its place instead.

This recipe is for ages 3 and up only due to the peppermint. If you are killing lice on a child under age 3 replace peppermint with geranium.
Because lice can hold their breath for up to 11 hours underwater, oil is the only thing that will suffocate them when using natural lice treatments.
You can use this same essential oil combination and add it to your shampoo or conditioner base, as well, as an addition to the overnight treatment. Add the essential oils to 3 oz of unscented shampoo such as Desert Essence or Fairy Tales brand.(The Fairy Tales brand is gentle, but it does have sulfates in it. So if you’re sensitive to a lot of that like I am, go for another brand.)
Recipe by Natural Living Family with Dr. Z & Mama Z at