Tea Tree – Natural Head Lice Prevention
It may be a bit early to be thinking of sending the kids back to school especially when some of them may not have even broken up for the Summer holidays yet! However, it is always good to be one step ahead of the game and the old edict ‘prevention is better than a cure’ could well come into play when talking about head lice.
Head lice are spread easily from one head to another when affected children come into close proximity to others. It doesn’t mean that your child has dirty hair or that they are not clean, it simply means that there has been head to head contact and, as we all know, that is easily managed when kids are playing together.
If these unwelcome guests do make an appearance and you are concerned about treating them with chemical products there is good news for those of us who prefer using natural treatments. Research from the James Cook University in Queensland, Australia has found that ‘Tea Tree Oil achieved and maintained a 90% kill rate over a 3 hour period, compared to just an 82% kill rate when Permethrin (a common insecticide) was used’.
Tea Tree will help to prevent head lice from laying eggs on the scalp initially. This is great news for mums trying to avoid common insecticidal chemicals, which can leave a toxic residue on the hair and scalp. Instead toxin-aware mums can choose a natural remedy.
Tea Tree, along with organic Lavender and Aloe Vera, is one of the ingredients in Green People’s Organic Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner. Great for kids with sensitive scalps, the mild and gentle duo does not irritate and naturally cleanses the hair.
A review from a satisfied Mum who purchased the Shampoo and Conditioner from Green People stated that: “After just one wash, no head lice in sight! I can’t believe it, small lice before washing and combed through while shampoo still in. Smells great, lathers lovely and my daughter’s hair is so shiny! Thank you for a fab product.”
Green People Organic Lavender Shampoo – RRP £7.75 – 200ml
Green People Organic Lavender Conditioner -RRP £7.75 – 200ml