Getting rid of lice

There are some things that grind your hectic life to a full and complete stop and lice is one of them. If you have children and actual contact with the outside world, you will probably live the total freak-out moment of seeing something itty-bitty scamper across your precious child’s head.

At that moment, the world becomes one giant louse and you feel like you’re living some really, really, bad B movie.

Take a deep breath……. You don’t have to jump in the car and squeal the tires on your way to the drugstore to buy Nix or Rid. Unfortunately, that is exactly what I did a few years ago when our family when through this. Even after a couple rounds of Nix, we were still battling lice. Not good considering the hair wash contains powerful pesticides similar to DDT. A friend who is also a holistic doctor told me to use olive oil, a shower cap, and perhaps the longest three hours of waiting we ever experienced. Apparently, the olive oil dissolves the exoskeleton of the louse. The application needs to be repeated, because eggs take several days to hatch. Of course, you also need the special nit comb to painstakingly comb out the hair.

Believe me, this works. Oh, you’ll still have post traumatic stress disorder, but it is good to know that there is a natural way to fight a natural pest.

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One thought on “Getting rid of lice

  1. Great tip! Some of my friends are in a church that has an orphanage in Colombia. The last time they visited, they all came back with lice. I’m amazed I never got it. I remember sitting in Panama watching kids pick them out of one another’s hair and, well, put them in their mouths :- O.

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