Headlice Thrive During Xmas

by Tracey on December 17, 2009

As families gather together and children play and knock heads, let me remind you of the favourite pastimes of headlice.

They are parasites. They are not seasonal. An opportunity for a good feast and headlice can be found!

Headlice thrive on:

  • Heads of hair playing closely together so they can crawl from one head to the next.
  • Warm climate, close to body temperature, so if you are in a warm climate over Xmas beware!
  • Clean hair as they can slide very easily from hair shaft to hair shaft.
  • Young or old, headlice do not care. Grandparents, parents, male, female, it is all the same to nits.

If you are going to be somewhere with a lot of kids playing close together, and you want to prevent your child getting headlice, I can highly recommend using a natural preventative headlice spray such as 100% Natural Headlice Beater.


Lavender pure essential oil: A well established traditional folk remedy. Lavender is analgesic, antimicrobial, LavenderFarmantiseptic, insecticide and parasiticide. It is used for lice, insect repellent, insect bites, ringworm, sores, spots, wounds, dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, dandruff

Rosemary pure essential oil: One of the earliest plants used for food, medicine and magic. Rosemary is an analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antiseptic and fungicidal. It is used for lice, greasy hair, insect repellent, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, acne, promotes hair growth, stimulates the scalp.

White Thyme pure essential oil: One of the earliest medicinal plants. White Thyme is antihelminthic, WhiteThymeantimicrobial, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, bactericidal and parasiticide. It is used for lice, insect bites, eczema, burns, cuts, bruises and acne.

Eucalyptus pure essential oil: A traditional  Australian household remedy. Eucalyptus is analgesic, antiseptic and antiviral. It is used for lice, insect repellent, insect bites, skin infections, burns, blisters, cuts and wounds.

Tea Tree pure essential oil: Long been used by Australian aborigines. Tea Tree is anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, fungicidal, immuno-stimulant and parasiticide. It is used for insect bites, oily skin, rashes, acne, abcess, blisters, burns, cold sores and dandruff.

In Macademia Nut oil base: Macademia is a native Australian plant, rich in vitamins, minerals and protein providing nourishment and conditioning for the hair. You can easily comb the nits out of the hair with this smooth, natural, nourishing oil in the hair.

* Reference: Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of oils in Aromatherapy and Herbalism. Julia Lawless. 1995

XmasKidsDon’t let the dreaded nits get the better of you this Xmas!

Have a Headlice Free Xmas and Fun with your children!

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Tracey November 21, 2015 at 10:36 am

It is best to use 100% Natural Headlice Beater, my preventative spray. It is 100% Natural containing the pure essential oils of Thyme, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Teatree & Lavender.
My 100% Natural product range has been available for over 20 years and is very pleasant to use, nourishing and gentle on skin, and very effective headlice treatment regime.
Thank you for your comment…

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