Alternative Medicine The Best Essential Oils for Lice  

Bunny Brinkman
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The most popular essential oils for treating lice include: thyme, lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, geranium, and pine. These oils are the most recommended for helping people successfully improve the symptoms and get rid of lice. Essential oils have the power to deliver specific beneficial healing properties from different plants in a highly concentrated and direct form to your body. When used properly, they have been recognized for centuries for having therapeutic properties. Ancient cultures practiced the art of making essential oils by first soaking the flowers, bark, twigs, and leaves of plants in oil for a period of time then using linens to filter, purify, and isolate the oils to make a potent, concentrated form.What are the best essential oils for treating lice?

Depending on the type of oil applied, the healing effects of essential oils are limitless, from antibacterial defense to relief of pain and even aiding in emotional therapy. From a strictly scientific perspective, oils are extremely effective due to the 50 million smell receptors that are located inside the nasal passageways that connect directly to the brain’s limbic system, which is the area that is responsible for emotions and memories.   

This list features the most popular essential oils for lice. Vote up the essential oils that are most effective when it comes to treating lice below.


Lavender is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Lice
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Lavender Essential Oil (Lavendula angustifolia) relaxes you and makes you more alert. It can balance any personality. Possible dangers of not using lavender properly are: irritation of the skin, allergic reactions, nausea, headache, chills, or vomiting. Can be applied topically or diffused in a room.
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Eucalyptus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Lice
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Eucalyptus Essential Oil (Eucalyptus fructicetorum) is useful for asthma, reducing swelling, stuffy nose, burns, ulcers, acne, bleeding gums, diabetes, fever, flu, loss of appetite, arthritis, and liver and gallbladder problems. Eucalyptus oil is unsafe when taken by mouth or applied directly to the skin without first being diluted. It is safe when consumed in the small amounts found in food. It can be used in foods as a dried leaf, applied topically, used in a diffuser, or taken in small doses orally, when diluted first.
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Thyme is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Lice
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Thyme Essential Oils (Thymus vulgaris CT thymol) are useful for cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, anthrax, asthma, bronchitis, hepatitis, infectious disease, dermatitis, psoriasis, tuberculosis, snoring, hair loss, as a general tonic for nerves and stomach, rheumatism, and physical fatigue. People with high blood pressure should use caution when using thyme, and pregnant women and children should not use it. It can also be a skin irritant. It can be applied topically, taken in food grade amounts, and used with a diffuser.
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Geranium is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Lice
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Geranium Essential Oil (Aceite de Geranio Rosa) is useful for nerve pain, when applied to the skin, athletic performance, diarrhea and weight loss. Possible side effects of using the oil include developing a rash or burning sensation when it is applied to the skin and eye irritation when applied directly to the face. It is typically applied externally or taken internally in food dose amounts.
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