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. (more →)