Tea tree oil is made from the tea tree plant. It is used by Aboriginal people for many treatments.
Nowadays, tea tree oil is used as a remedy for many reasons.
Among other uses, people believe that tea tree oil is the best for eliminating head lice.
What Does Research Say?
Tea tree oil is an effective way to get rid of Lice. It is also effective for itching and skin bumps in case of lice.
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial and insecticidal properties that are helpful for eliminating lice infestation.
It also makes your hair free from dandruff and makes it silky.
Benefits Of Tea Tree Oil For Lice Treatment
Following are some benefits of using tea tree oil:
According to latest research tea tree oil helps to eliminate lice’s from the head. You only need a 1% solution of tea tree oil for this.
Make sure the solution is only 1% of tea tree oil; if the amount increases you have to face many side effects as well.
So, make use you only used 1% for making a solution.
Tea Tree Oil For Lice Prevention:
According to research, tea tree oil can kill lice’s in any stages of its life either nymph or adult. It also helps to reduce the amount of lice eggs and kill them so that they don’t irritate you further.
Te tree oil also has healing properties. It speeds up the healing process and makes your scalp healthy.
Tea tree oil is helpful for treating dandruff. It also helps nourishing hair roots and speeds up hair growth.
How To Use Tea Tree Oil For Lice Treatment At Home
- Tea tree oil
- Coconut oil
- Peppermint oil
Follow the following steps to naturally prepare tea tree oil solution and apply accordingly to eliminate lice from your head.
Mix 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Apply the oil solution on your hair and massage your hair thoroughly. After that comb your hair slowly and gently.
Leave the oil for about 2 hours to set in. After 2 hours, comb your hair and wash it to remove the oil completely from your head.
Make a mixture with 1 cup of water and 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and apply it on your hair to saturate.
You can also use hairspray bottles for applying the mixture.
After applying the mixture, comb your hair and let it settle.
After 5-10 minutes wash your hair.
Finally, apply some coconut oil and let it settle. Follow the above procedure once a week for approximately a month to make sure all the lice’s and eggs are killed.
Tea Tree Oil Shampoo For lice
If you don’t have time for the above method, you can use tea tree oil shampoo to treat lice.
Add a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo and apply it. Repeat this method twice a week and soon you will get rid of lice’s and lice eggs.
Tea Tree Oil And Olive Oil For Lice Overnight
Another method of eliminating lice’s is olive oil and tea tree oil mixture.
- Tea tree oil
- Olive oil
Mix 2 tablespoon of olive oil with 5-6 drops of tea tree oil.
Apply the mixture on your hair and massage it thoroughly.
Leave the oil for about an hour to set in.
wash your hairs to remove the oil completely from your head. Repeat the process twice a week until you get rid of lice’s and lice eggs.
Tea Tree oil For Children
Tea tree oil is very strong and also has antifungal or anti-allergic properties.
So it is best to do not use it for babies or infants younger than six months.
If you want to use it for babies older than six months make sure to do a patch test and check if they are allergic to it or not.
Don’t apply it tea tree oil directly in your skin or scalp. Tea tree oil is very strong and it may cause severe burns.