For many people who have lice, using harsh pesticides is not an option due to other health concerns. They may then choose to go with a more natural lice remedy, of which a lice thyme treatment is one. Here is a look at how a lice thyme treatment could help you.
Lice Thyme treatment shampoo
One way that you can do a lice thyme treatment is to make your own shampoo. You will need about 2 tablespoons of your regular shampoo. Mix in 10 capsules of Paw Paw Cell-Reg. This will cause the shampoo to become a gritty paste. Add in 7 drops of thyme essential oil (the essential oil is key; you cannot raid your spice rack for this remedy) and 4 drops of tea tree oil. You are then ready to begin your lice thyme treatment.
How to use your Lice Thyme shampoo
Once you have mixed up your lice thyme shampoo, it is essential to use it properly. Take the entire mixture and lather it into dry hair and scalp. Once you have built up a good lather with the lice thyme shampoo, you will want to cover your head with a shower cap. This will help keep the lice thyme shampoo in place and prevent it from running in your eyes. Allow the lice thyme shampoo to set for an hour. Once an hour is up, thoroughly rinse the lice thyme shampoo from your head. You will then need to dry the hair and go through it with a lice comb to remove any remaining lice and/or nits.
Note: If the patient has long hair, make an additional tablespoon of the lice thyme shampoo mixture and leave on the head for an extra 15 minutes to make sure that all lice are killed and removed.
You will need to repeat the lice thyme shampoo treatment at 8 and 16 days. This will help eliminate any lice or nits that were missed in previous shampoos to ensure that the treatment worked.
Removing the nits
The lice thyme treatment works the most successfully when you take steps to remove the nits post-treatment. While it is a time consuming task, nit removal prevents the nits from hatching into new adult lice that can re-infect the patient within the month.
Going beyond the Lice Thyme treatment
Like other lice treatments, the lice thyme treatment will only work if you prevent re-infestation. To do this, you must take a few extra precautions. Start by giving the bedding and clothing of the infected person a thorough cleaning, washing all linen items in very hot water and drying for at least 20 minutes. Items that cannot be washed should be dry cleaned or sealed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks.
If you have worked to clean the environment and used the lice thyme treatment appropriately and you still have lice, they may be resistant to the essential oils. At that point, you should discuss with your doctor whether the use of another remedy is recommended and what further steps should be taken to remove the lice.