I’ve been hearing from moms lately that there have been several major outbreaks of lice in the elementary schools in Seattle. This is a common problem and one that is so frustrating when it happens in your own home. Lice are itchy! They’re also difficult to get rid of and require the use of harsh chemicals (and loads and loads of laundry!) About a year ago I learned about a natural product for preventing lice from jumping to my children’s heads. I’ve been using it ever since and so far so good (knock on wood.) It is a shampoo and leave in conditioner spray that have a strong scent of Rosemary which those little buggers hate. I use the shampoo on both of my children and on school days they each get a spritz of the conditioner at the nape of their necks (a place lice love to jump on) and on the parts of their hair. It smells wonderful to me and my kids and it gives me peace of mind.
The name of the product is Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Shampoo & Leave-in Conditioning Spray. It can be found on Amazon as well as in various Children’s Boutiques.
Interestingly, in Aromatherapy, Rosemary is said to combat mental tiredness, loss of motivation and poor focus and memory. That gives my kids an added bonus for their days in school.