More and more parents are looking for natural options to treat head lice. The scalp is a highly absorbent part of the body and the extreme chemicals in common Lice treatments end up in your kids scalp. Since the scalp hold on to toxins longer than other areas of skin this means you or your kid will retain those chemicals for a while. Lice have a very short life cycle which means they can evolve and become immune to chemical treatments quickly, and they have! Many parents try the over the counter method with little to no success. My treatment removes or kills the lice and their nits by using pungent insect repelling herbs and suffocation. I also included Apple Cider Vinegar to unglue the nits and repel adult lice. There also is a nit comb to brush those unwanted visitors and their eggs right out. Below is a copy of the informational pamphlet included and instructions. Lice are very small, brownish grey, six legged, light sensitive creatures. They live by biting the scalp and sucking the blood. Their saliva contains an antiseptic, which can cause mental slowing down if the host is continuously bitten over a long period of time. This is thought to be the original meaning of the term nitwit. Nits are eggs that are attached securely to a hair shaft. Nits are much easier to spot then lice due to their light sensitivity. Lice lay eggs starting when they are 10 days old and the eggs take 7 days to hatch. Since lice have such a short life span and can evolve quickly most of the lice today is immune to the common toxic lice removal methods out there. The scalp is a highly absorbent area of skin making non organic methods extra dangerous for you or your children. Treatment Directions: One full treatment a week for three weeks is necessary to interrupt the Lice reproductive cycle and rid your head of their itchy infestation. During the treatment Apple Cider Vinegar should be used instead of shampoo or after shampooing. ACV’s highly acidic and kills nits, breaking down the glue that binds Nits to your hair shaft, and repels adult Lice with it’s pungent odor. On top of that it conditions hair and soothes irritated scalps. It is also recommended that an extra step be taken every day for the first seven days, such as applying the Hair Oil or brushing with the Nit Comb. Full Treatment: 1. Using no metal utensils, mix at least 1/3 cup Hair Mask with filtered water until mixture is very thin and falls easily off the spoon. Apply mixture heavily to the scalp and use remaining amount to cover hair. Cover hair with a shower cap. Taking the shower cap off towards the end and using a hair dryer for 10 minutes is helpful but is not necessary. Leave mixture on for 1-2 hours. Wash mask out of hair. 2. Apply the Apple Cider Vinegar, but do not rinse out. 3. Let hair dry then heavily apply Hair oil to scalp and lightly to the rest of the hair. Brush carefully with the Nit Comb paying close attention to the hair shafts near the scalp; keep an eye out for Nits. Leave on overnight or at least 9 hours. Cover yours or your child’s pillowcase or sleep with an old t-shirt wrapped around your head. If you can sleep with a shower cap on this is a great Lice suffocating option. Shampoo out 1-2 times then apply ACV and do not rinse out. 4. After each treatment take your sheets and put them in the dryer for 20 minutes to kill any Lice on them. *This kit is packed in 100% recycled material. Kit includes 8 0z. Hair mask, 2 oz. Hair oil, 12 oz. Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 Nit Comb, Informational Pamphlet. Organic Mask Ingredients: Neem Leaf, Rosemary, Peppermint, Sage, Thyme, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Lavender, Witch Hazel Leaf, Clove, Eucalyptus, Jamaican Quassia Bark, Rhassoul Clay, Kaolin Clay. Organic Oil Ingredients: Neem Leaf, Rosemary, Peppermint, Sage, Thyme, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Lavender, Witch Hazel Leaf, Clove, Eucalyptus, Jamaican Quassia Bark, Olive Oil, Neem Oil, Green Tea Oil, 2% Tea Tree Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba, Vitamin E Oil.