Do Essential Oils help with Lice Infestations?

Here are some studies:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15025863 Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase by Tea Tree oil.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25756296 Essential oils in the management of the donkey louse….Conclusion: These results demonstrate that the inclusion of essential oil suspensions during grooming can be used to manage louse populations successfully.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27905627

INTRODUCTION:  Pediculosis capitis is a public health problem with a high prevalence. The emergence of parasite resistance to conventional pediculicide is of great concern worldwide.

RESULTS: The results showed 100% effectiveness; short time of death, ovicidal action, activity on the adhesion of the egg, and low toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26462802  The potential application of plant essential oils to control Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22847279  Activity of tea tree oil…..on head lice

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22177577   Toxicity of essential and non-essential oils against the chewing louse, Bovicola (Werneckiella) ocellatus

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9439284 The potential effectiveness of essential oils as a treatment for headlice, Pediculus humanus capitis.

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