The dreaded call. “Your child has/ or has been exposed to…..”

This common, itchy, annoying wingless creature thrives on human blood and is super contagious! Any clues… Yes, I am speaking of Lice.

It sounds worse than it is. 

Yet. When you receive the call like I did today, your heart sinks. 

“Your son has been hanging and cuddling with his cousin that has had lice all weekend.”

And my son Breydan, has the thickest, prettiest hair you have ever seen on a male. I promise. 🙂 not that I’m biased.

Lice has a stigma of “coming from dirty houses, or dirty children” when in all actually Lice prefers fresh clean hair!  I am not really sure why this stigma exists but it’s not true. Every child in school or even just in public are succeptable. And really, it’s fine! I had it a few times growing up and survived! Hehe. 

It is really not a huge deal. I promise.

Take a deep breath, calm down, apply some StressAway to your wrists and cool it. 
No, he does not have the creepy crawlers, yet, but I’m doing this all as a precaution! 

Trust me, I spent 30 minutes digging through his hair. 

I washed all blankets and pillows he has been using in extra hot water applying 2 drops of Purification Essential Oil into the washing machine. 

  
I then applied Olive Oil to his hair/scalp. And I mean ALOT of it. Haha! It was dropping all down his back and he was freaking out! 🙂 

I then put 3 drops of Mel-A (tea tree) Oil into the palms of my hands and rubbed it through his hair.

Doing the same with Lavender Essential Oil. 

The Olive Oil supposedly suffocates them, and the added EO’s help support the health of his scalp. 

I tried putting a shower cap on him. He was NOT having that so I wrapped his pillow in a towel and kissed him goodnight! 

My sweet silly boy Breydan…. With his cray cray triple tongue move. Hahaha

  

I will wash his hair out in the Morning after 12 hours and I bet his hair will be so conditioned and shiny that I may literally repeat this process every 2 weeks or so! 

Taking a sigh of relief knowing I do not use chemicals as often as ‘prescribed’ on my littles and still feel confident in my decisions. 

Call me crunchy. I’ll take it as a compliment. I’m sure I’ve been called worse 😉

Goodnight friends. Be blessed. 

Elishia Lockwood

OilyMum.com 

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