8 Home Remedies For Lice

Lice are the minute and tiny insects that live on blood on your scalp. These lice lead to irritation and itching. The lifetime of head lice is until the human heads start acting to the problem and taking a proper remedy to cure it, so it is very significant to take an action very soon,after you become aware of the problem.

Remedies For Lice

The recent study shows that the chemicals that exterminate lice contain the elements that are deadly to children pregnant and lactating women. We have ample of home remedy to cure this disease, but it is advisable that we should get consulted with a doctor for a longtime cure. Let’s see the home remedies one by one in brief.

Natural Treatment & Cure For Lice


Combing hair in a proper method reduces most of the lice content from the heads. This removes the eggs, nits and lice from the head and gives you a comfortable feeling when you touch the head. First wet your head completely with water. Take a clean and fresh comb.

Comb the hair very smoothly and slowly for few minutes. It can be done every day. This method is a long process, so plan on combing your hair every few days, for minimum two weeks, and it will help you getting good results.


Petroleum Jelly And Mayonnaise

Dr. Alan Greene says that petroleum jelly and mayonnaise smoother the lice. This is a very effective method for curing lice, but it takes quite a long time to wash this mixture from hair and until that it will look glossy and oily giving you a sticky effect on your head.

Wash your head with water and make it wet so that it is ready to apply the mixture. Take a little amount of mayonnaise and add petroleum jelly to it.

Mix the paste and apply that directly on the head until you have covered up the whole head. Cover your head with the help of a cap or a plastic bag. Leave this at least for eight hours and wash your head.

Petroleum Jelly


Basically, in this method, we need to have a device that blows out hot air. The heated air generated from this device helps in killing the nits and lice through drying them out.

Use the heated air on the head for quite some time, until you can withstand every day. For people who are very concerned about the side-effects of use of chemicals and pesticides on scalp, this is the best way and a safe, harmless way to get rid of head lice.


Important Oils

Oils are considered to be one of the best methods for the remedy of lice from ages. Dr. Alan Greene says that you can use the olive oil and tea tree mixed in suitable proportions in this method. Take three tbsp of olive oils and one tbsp of tea tree and mix it properly along with eucalyptus or rosemary oils.

Apply this mixture deeply in the scalp and soak your head properly so that it reaches every bit of your head and allow it for 30 minutes. Then, use a fine shampoo and rinse your hair. It has a strong smell, thus when applying this method, ensure that you are in highly ventilated area.

Eucalyptus Oil

Treatment With Listerine

Listerine is considered to be one of the best and most effective treatments for lice in this modern age. This has been followed in most of the herbal hair treatment medicines. Wash your head with water and massage the head with Listerine.

It should be in such a way that your head should be drenched completely. Cover the head with towel or grocery bag to avoid strong smell which it posses. Use of grocery bag is recommended as it keeps the moisture inside. Keep it for half an hour and then wash your head with a good shampoo.

Treatment With Listerine


In ancient times garlic is considered to be one of the best medicines if added along with the mixture because of its antibacterial nature. In this method, take one tsp of lime juice and one tsp of garlic paste and mix it together. Keep the mixture for 10 minutes in a cool place. Apply this mixture in the scalp completely so that not even an inch should be left out. Leave it for half an hour and then wash it.


Treatment With Almond

Almond also known as “the king of nuts” is a highly nutritious food. It has most of the elements that are needed by the body. For body and mind almond is considered to be one of the most effective food and it also acts a remedy for various ailments.

Take 8-10 almond nuts along with 2-3 tsp of lime juice. Make it a semi solid paste and apply that on the head. No bit of scalp should be dry without this mixture. Drench your head completely with it and leave it for half an hour. Then, wash your head with moderate water.



This is pretty new method invented in recent years that lice can be treated with butter. It is considered to be one of the best, cheapest and most effective methods of all. Take some amount of butter and some lime juice to it in a moderate proportion and mix it perfectly so that lime juice should not be seen floating on butter. 

Spread the mixture on each and every bit of your scalp so that it should fill in all the places. Leave if for 20 minutes so that the mixture can act upon the lice and kills it and wash your head with a good shampoo.

There are more home remedies that can be used to cure lice. Only few is mentioned above which are very much effective that can eradicate the growth lice completely when followed in proper manner with good advice from the practitioner. It is very important that before following any process we need to consult a herbal doctor who can suggest depending on your body conditions. Use these above remedies and see the result.


Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.