Head Lice….Natural Remedies

I had a mama message me on my Facebook page and ask me if I knew of any treatments for head lice. Funny enough I do. While I’m African American so generally speaking have enough oil in my hair that lice does not attach I do have biracial children and a Caucasian husband.

I got a notice from school about head lice in the classroom, freaked out, and started looking to see what are some good remedies. I found a lot of essential oils were reported to be a good defense against head lice. I also know that oils make it so that the lice cant latch onto the hair so figured combine it into one super-powered lice remedy.

I never needed to use it for my own kiddos but I did make up a batch for a mom in one of my mom’s groups and she said it worked fantastically. Here’s my recipe and then how she applied it. I kind of just Googled a lot found a bunch of different ideas and then made it into what I made.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I have not used this on anyone in my family as of yet but I did make some for a friend and she swears it works. She keeps some on hand for the school year. 


6 TblS of coconut oil

2 Tbls of tea tree oil, anise oil, ylang ylang oil,

1 tbls lemon oil (optional but I put it in almost everything)

1 tbls rosemary oil

10 drops peppermint

2 cups of either apple cider vinegar or white vinegar ( the vinegar dissolves the goop that holds the lice to the hair)

1 cup of water


Melt coconut oil. Add all the other ingredients to the oil and saturate the hair. Massage into the hair and comb it thru to the ends.Put a shower cap on and let sit for 1-2 hrs.

Wash comb in hot water

Remove shower cap, bag and dispose

Comb thru the hair again with a fine tooth comb

Wash comb in hot water

Rinse the hair and then comb thru again

Wash comb in hot water

Mix some 2 cups of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water. Spray the hair and massage thru to the ends. Comb thru the hair and rinse.

Apply some coconut oil to the hair and let it stay on.

Repeat for 3 days to ensure all the eggs and lice are removed efficiently.

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  1. November 2, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    This is great to know. I love to use natural remedies whenever possible. Thankfully, we’ve not run into head lice yet, but I’ll know where to come if we do!

  2. November 2, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    This is helpful! I will be sure to share with some of my mom friends with school aged kiddos!

  3. November 3, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Natural remedies are always great.

  4. Expedition Motherhood
    November 3, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I will keep this remedy in mind if I ever have to deal with lice. So far we have been lucky not to have gotten lice. I do put teatree oil in our shampoo and conditioner as a preventative as well as making sure the kids use hair spray or gel when we style their hair in the mornings.

  5. November 5, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    What a great natural remedy! I had lice as a child and it was a nightmare. I used to catch them so easily from other kids cause I’ve always had long hair. Hope my daughter never has to go through this!

    • November 6, 2017 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you! Ive never had it either but Im ready just in case lol

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