Neem oil worked for head lice where nothing else did
When my eldest was 10 she brought head lice home from school around Halloween. Traditional treatments (NIX and washing everything) saw us infected again by New Year's.
We bought neem oil and MY GOD does it stink. Like used motor oil and burned onions is the closest I can come up with. When I put it on her hair and combed through lice literally bubbled up from inside and tried to get away and fell off twitching and died. Who can blame them with that smell?
I left the neem oil on overnight with a shower cap on her head. Took three washings to get out and smell still lingered. Few days later I did it again, same thing. Then one week later, then one last time a week later. It worked.
Now, my second daughter is ten and complaining of an itchy head, my son is scratching and last night I was too. Back to the store for my stinky old friend NEEM oil.
It stinks just as bad I remembered but I know it will work. ::sigh:: Only three more treatments to go.