There are a handful of simple truths about me. I am not one of those people who has the energy the deal with cleaning every spec of area in my house and washing sheets and pillows every day to deal with the problem of lice. Some might call it lazy, but I'm still on the fence about that one. Either way, what this means for me is that I need to avoid having lice come into my house at all possible costs or we're all in trouble.
So I did some research (inspired by a friend who called with a question about using YL oils for lice) and found what she had. There are a few oils that lice don't like. Rosemary, Lavender, Tea Tree, and Citronella. All of these essential oils are in the blend Purification. Some of those essential oils are also in the Fairy Tales products. Here is the difference I see and follow. Young Living essential oils are therapeutic grade and stronger than anything available in the mass market. While I admittedly have not done any scientific research, I'm basing my opinion on two things. One- any mass market essential oils I have seen in stores have warnings like "do not apply directly to the skin and do not ingest." The YL oils are meant to be used directly on the skin or even ingested depending on the oil. Two- I have seen the strength and potency of therapeutic grade oils and have to believe that anything mass marketed, and used without training, has to be "watered down."
That said, we have all begun using Purification as a way to prevent lice. There are a couple of ways we do this (even the 2 year old):
- I add 1-2 drops to a handful of shampoo before washing the kids hair or mine.
- I got tired of interrupting shower time for a special shampoo treatment and decided to add about 10 drops to the second 1/2 of a bottle of shampoo. Clearly the easier option.
- I add 10 drops of Purification and 10 drops of Peppermint to a 3oz. spray bottle and spray their heads. (The preferred method for my middle child)
To order Purification go to: www.youngliving.org/tracybermeo and click on the link to the left to sign up.
Disclaimer: *this information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.