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Ive had the question asked, “Does tea tree oil help with treat lice?”

Well, American Academy of Pediatrics published a study on this.


Bottom line, tea tree oil may not be a reliable treatment for head lice but does show evidence to be a good repellent. It doesn’t seem to be as effective in suffocating unhatched lice as do products with 1% permethrin.

With this information, I might be willing to use tea tree oil once a week as a preventative. It is also known to help with dry flaky scalp!!