Back To School? Headlice? Researchers Suggest Tea Tree Oil

If these unwelcome guests do make an appearance all is not lost according to new findings. Evidence suggests that Tea Tree oil is a natural and effective remedy in treating head lice compared to the chemical insecticides which are so commonly used.

Researchers at the James Cook University in Queensland, Australia have quoted that ‘Tea Tree Oil achieved and maintained a 90% kill rate over a 3 hour period, compared to just an 82% kill rate when Permethrin (a common insecticide) was used’.


This research has also proven that Tea Tree will help to prevent head lice from laying eggs on the scalp initially. This is great news for mums trying to avoid common insecticidal chemicals, which can leave a toxic residue on the hair and scalp. Instead toxin-aware mums can choose a natural remedy.


This Green People customer say’s:
“After just one wash, no head lice in sight! I can’t believe it, small lice before washing and combed through while shampoo still in. Smells great, lathers lovely and my daughter’s hair is so shiny! Thank you for a fab product.”


Why not try Green People’s Organic Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner, these lovely organic products are mild, gentle and non-irritating for sensitive scalps, using organic Lavender, Aloe Vera and Tea Tree to naturally cleanse the hair. RRP £7.75 – 200ml.


Green People products are not tested on animals and never contain: Sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate, parabens, lanolin, phthalates, propylene glycol, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), harsh foaming agents, synthetic fragrances, irritating emulsifiers, PABA-sunscreen, petrochemicals, colourants, urea, DEA, TEA or PEGs.   10% of net profit is donated to charity.


Did You Know?


Babies and Children have thinner and more absorbent skin than adults which means a less effective barrier against chemical toxins. Research suggests the rates of eczema and allergies among children are on the rise and the early introduction of harsh toiletries onto sensitive skin may be a factor. 


All Organic Children products are suitable for those prone to eczema, psoriasis and other skin allergies. Products are available through selected John Lewis stores, Independent Health stores and online at and





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