Lowana Veal is a biologist who has carried out experimental work with essential oils. She has also written a number of articles on complementary health issues
From time to time people ask questions about essential oils and headlice. As a result, discussion ensues, but the information imparted is not always correct and some recipes for use of oils comes from books rather than successful practice. This page will be a mixture of general information on lice and their control, discussion of oils commonly purported to be useful against lice, and oils that I tested on lice in the laboratory which work very effectively. Based on these results, I shall list other possible oils that can be used and a protocol for lice treatment. But first some general facts.