Quick & Easy Lice Prevention Spray
Recipe type: Hair Product
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Serves: ½ cup
Head lice do not like tea tree, the active ingredient in this quick & easy lice prevention spray. Perfect for lice season!
  • ½ cup water
  • 30-40 drops of quality tea tree oil
  • ½ teaspoon argan or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon vodka (optional, for better preservation)
  1. Mix the ingredents together in a small bottle. Small batches are best as the tea tree may lose effectiveness over time.
  2. Store in a cool, dark cabinet or refrigerate.
  3. Use as desired (see notes below for an example)
Each school morning during lice season I spray it generously over my kids' hair and run it through with my fingers, unless I'm chasing them down with it as they are getting into the car.

An important note of caution: you must be careful when using essential oils on children. I use them very infrequently and sparingly only after researching and experimenting to find what works for my family. I urge you to do the same!
Recipe by An Appetite for Joy at http://www.anappetiteforjoy.com/2016/08/23/quick-easy-lice-prevention-spray-simple-lice-season-regimen/