How to make your own nit spray to prevent head lice
I have been meaning to share with you our simple nit prevention spray for so long. I figured that back to school would be a perfect time to get it up on the website so it can be useful to you!
Luckily we have only had lice a few times over the years, but I know friends that have recurring issues trying to control the nits.
How to get rid of the lice once you have them is a whole other post I will do for you another day. Today, this is our preventative Nit Spray that we use to avoid them attaching onto the hair. I have to say it works pretty well because once we started using it, we didn’t get any more nits.
Spray a bit of the Nit Spray on to the hair every morning and then if your kids have long hair, wear it up in a bun or plait so the hair is contained.
There are loads of variations on this, but I choose these two essential oils as my preference because they are safe for kids of all ages.
You can make the Nit Spray in a larger spray bottle, just increase the measurements to suit. We repurpose old spray bottles from around the house. But do label it clearly and keep out of reach of small kids, so nobody accidentally ingests it!
NNAM Nit Spray
40ml or around 2 tablespoons of natural conditioner
10 drops tea tree oil
10 drops lavender oil
Pop everything into your spray bottle and shake vigourously. Spray onto the hair and comb through.
I give it a shake every time before using as well. You can use it on wet or dry hair and it doesn’t need to be washed first.
Depending on what conditioner you use, you might need to play around with quantities to get the right consistency.
Hot tips: you don’t need to buy expensive oils for this – Eco. Aroma are a great, affordable Aussie brand and are 100% pure. I always use natural conditioner for the spray because it is is left in the hair and you don’t want any nasty toxins on the kids.
So know you know how to make your own nit spray to prevent head lice!! Give it a try and let me know how it goes.
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