Natural Nit Deterrent
When i even so much as think of these little creatures my head itches. Nits or head lice are resilient little bugs and with kids back at school, the risk of catching head lice increases. Most mainstream head lice treatments use harsh chemicals that not only damage healthy hair but expose the scalp to a range of toxins that can be harmful to our health. The good news? This natural option will help prevent nits, it smells great and will condition the hair at the same time.
Below are the ingredients you will need and their benefits ⬇️
Fractionated Coconut Oil is a less greasy form of coconut oil that stays in liquid form at room temperature, so your spray mixture won’t get claggy. It leaves skin smooth, soft, and conditions dry and dull hair.
Jojoba Oil also non-greasy, it adjusts the skin’s pH levels naturally, helping your skin heal if it’s irritated from the nits or the scratching. If you don’t have jojoba oil at home, you can simply increase the fractionated coconut oil quantity.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, so it will deter nits and leave your hair smelling nice and clean.
Lavender Essential Oil is naturally antibacterial and antiseptic, and soothing, helping to soothe irritation and inflamed skin.
Rosemary Oil has many great qualities – it helps to reduces excess oil, is a natural astringent, and can ease redness, so it will give your head a good, soothing clean.
Natural Head Lice Deterrent
This recipe makes enough to fill one 250ml spray bottle, feel free to halve this recipe if you want to give it a go before making a large quantity. I have two girls and we go through a 250ml spray bottle every 3 months or so.
- 250ml trigger spray bottle
- 3 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil
- 2 tablespoon of jojoba oil (optional, if you don’t have this on hand use more fractionated coconut oil instead)
- 30 drops tea tree essential oil
- 25 drops lavender essential oil
- 25 drops rosemary essential oil
- 150ml distilled water
- Place all the ingredients into your 250ml trigger spray bottle and shake well to combine.
Shake well before each use, spray liberally all over damp or dry hair and comb through.
You can also use at night before bed, leave in, and repeat the spray-and-comb process in the morning. No need to wash it out – just tie hair up (if long).
Continue your usual shampoo and conditioning frequency as the fractionated coconut and jojoba oil may make hair greasy over time.
Repeat daily to keep nits at bay.
Keep out of direct sunlight. Use nit spray within 6 months.