Keep lice away with this easy homemade lice repellent spray using essential oils and my tips for natural lice prevention.
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Homemade Lice Repellant Spray Recipe

Keep lice away with this easy homemade lice repellent spray using essential oils and my tips for natural lice prevention.
Makes around 8 oz/250 ml
Course DIY products, Hair products
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 oz

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces water (or until 8 oz. bottle is full)
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 80 drops essential oils (see notes on oils below)
  • 1 tsp. neem oil

Instructions

  • Mix together all of the ingredients in an 8 ounce spray bottle.
  • Shake and carefully spray on hair each morning, and again when going to places where lice exposure is likely! (Avoid spraying on skin, eyes and ears!)
  • As an example, for my last spray, I upped the other oils, and then upped the alcohol content to help dissolve them. I mixed together the following: 1 tsp. neem oil a few squirts of argan oil (from s squirt dispenser so I didn't measure) 30 drops tea tree EO, 20 drops Eucalyptus EO (my son has never had issues, otherwise it's best to wait until age 10 and test it out in small amounts), 20 drops lavender, 5 drops cinnamon leaf oil, 5 drops geranium oil. I then filled the bottle with mostly vodka, along with a dash of distilled water, and shook it to combine everything well. If you are using for children under 10, you can replace the eucalyptus oil with a different oil on the list, or a combination of oils. (Or just replace it with more tea tree oil.)

Notes

You can add in more alcohol (or none at all) depending upon if you are adding in more oils, and how important it is to you that the oils are dissolved in the spray. See notes below on making your own spray.