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.