There are a few natural and cost-effective options for those who like to stray away from chemicals. Most of these natural treatments, such as mayo and olive oil, work by slathering the product directly onto the head. This smothers the lice, but it will need to be followed by intense combing to remove all lice and nits and repeated daily for a week.
Another natural option is to use essential oils. A favorite to rid lice is tea tree oil, although other options such as lavender and clove oil are also useful. For this method, combine the essential oil with olive oil (two ounces of olive oil with twenty drops of essential oil), then apply it to the scalp overnight. Follow up with aggressive combing to remove lice and nits.
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