New Study Links Head Lice Treatments to Abnormal Behavior in Children

“A disturbing new study has linked a common chemical found in head lice treatments to behavioral difficulties in children.”

According to Yahoo’s report on Pyrethroids, there is a correlation with using lice treatments and neurodevelopmental damage.  Although, there is a correlation, the research which was published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine, does not state that Pyrethroid use causes neurodevelopmental damage.  Correlation and causation don’t always agree, but correlation is enough evidence to deter most parents from using Pyrethroid treatments.

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Rosemary Mint DIY Spray

You happen to be one of the lucky ones that is lice free! But how do you stay that way?  With schools, camps and sports practices bombarding your daily schedules, it’s almost impossible to stay on top of lice prevention.  Essential oils are making it possible for parents to be able to be proactive about preventing lice.  Tea tree oil is commonly praised for all of its anti-fungal, antibacterial, and many other helpful characteristics.

Essential oils are full of what are called monoterpenes,  chemical compounds with several beneficial characteristics. In the case of tea tree oil, insecticidal properties. In fact, the two main constituents of tea tree oil, 1,8-cineole and terpinen-4-ol, have demonstrated anticholinesterase activity. Cholinesterase is one of the many important enzymes needed for the proper functioning of the nervous systems of insects, so when you use these small amounts of oils on small insects, they wreak havoc on their central nervous systems.

An extra benefit from this spray is that it won’t stink of harmful chemicals like some of the more toxic options. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help you with any of your concerns.

 

Essential oils really do smell lovely, and they are a great alternative to nasty pesticides full of carcinogens.

 

Ingredients

2 ounces water
12 drops of tea tree oil

2-5 drops of Rosemary Oil, Lavender Oil, Peppermint, Clove

or

2 ounces water
10 drops tea tree oil
6 drops lavender oil

Spray Bottle

 

Method

Blend the above solutions in a spray bottle and spray on your child’s hair every morning before sending your children to school. May be used as a finishing spray after styling hair, or as a bit of hair spray during styling.

 

We’d love to hear how this DIY Spray worked for you!

What blend did you make?