I have heard of lice before, but I didn’t really know much about it until my daughter came home from school with it. The nurse had sent a note home with instructions, and I also looked online for additional details on how to deal with it. I thought I had conquered it, but then my son ended up with it too. I remembered reading something about peppermint essential oil being associated with lice, so I went back online to see if that was something that could help me. If you have never had a child with lice, consider yourself lucky, because it is not a fun experience at all.
I had to wash everything from the bedclothes to all of the clothing in his closet, and I also disinfected all of the furniture several times. That was bad enough, but the hardest part was actually dealing with the lice in their hair. That is where the peppermint oil came in. I ordered a bottle, and was so thankful that it was delivered quickly. I used some on both of them, and I could tell a difference almost immediately with the lice in his hair.
I don’t understand how it works, but I don’t need to. All I care about is that it does work, and it helped to reduce the lice that was in his hair. We have not had any more outbreaks since that happened, and I have even found other uses for the peppermint oil. I thought it would be sitting in the cupboard in case we had another lice outbreak, but we use it just about everyday for everything from my son’s asthma to my husband’s aching joints. It really does so much, and I will never be without it again in the house. I can’t wait to find out all the other things it is good for too.