Neem Oil uses for Head Lice

Neem Oil uses for Head Lice

Neem oil and Neem extract have been shown to clear the body of head lice in three ways:

  1. Neem contains hormone mimics that interfere with the life cycle of parasites.
  2. Neem inhibits the parasites ability to feed.
  3. Neem prevents louse eggs from hatching.

Directions for using Neem to battle head lice: 

(1)  Wash hair with Organic Neem Scalp Shampoo.

(2) While the hair is wet, apply  Naked Neem Organic Neem Extract or Organic Neem Oil to the hair and scalp. Massage well to insure even and complete coverage. 

(3) Cover with a perm cap or something similar. Leave on head up to 3 hours.  

(4) Comb the hair with a nit comb, thoroughly cleaning the whole scalp.

(5) Repeat steps 1-4 everyday for three days.  After 10 days, if any eggs hatch, repeat again.  

Continue using Naked Neem hair and scalp products on regularly helps to keep the hair healthy. It may also help prevent infestation with lice.


Conventional Head Lice treatments contain toxic chemicals. Babies and children are more at risk from pesticides than are adults for the following reasons: Babies have more fat on their bodies than adults and pesticides are stored in fat.

THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. MEDICAL EMERGENCY If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Neem is a very powerful substance. It has been widely used in India for several thousand years, without any side effects. Also, in traditional Ayurvedic medicine neem is often prescribed together with other herbs that neutralize neem's toxicity such as turmeric. Neem is as a powerful contraceptive. Pregnant women or women who wish to conceive should be very careful and seek medical advice before using neem in great quantities. Neem has achieved high status in the US. It is often associated with claims that may prove to be false. Seek medical advice if you have a medical condition. Children and Neem While neem supplements have very little evidence of extreme side effects documented, the University of Michigan Health System does suggest that neem oils should be kept away from children. According to the website, there is a documented report that suggests a few infants developed Reyes-Syndrome symptoms shortly after consuming neem oil in supplement form. These infants ingested more than 5ml of the oil, which eventually lead to the death of the patients. As of 2010, however, no deaths in the adult population have been reported. Furthermore, the University website states that until more information is gathered on neem as a supplement, pregnant women should also stay away from the herb due to health risks to the fetus. Stomach Effects Ironically, while most supplement users take neem supplements for the treatment of stomach disorders, the University of Michigan Health System also states that some stomach symptoms may worsen in some users. In a few reported cases, patients who consumed neem oils were found to have an increased risk of diarrhea and stomach discomfort. As a result of these risks, the University recommends that patients stay within a dosage range of 10 to 20ml in order to limit the onset of adverse effects. Other Risks While more research needs to be conducted in order to determine the consistency in onset of documented side effects to neem, does offer helpful suggestions in monitoring your intake of neem. According to the website, persons suffering from medical conditions that result in fatigue or physical "wasting" should not consume neem due to the risk of stomach complications. In addition, the website also recommends that patients with liver or kidney disease also steer clear of the supplement. As of 2010, no documented cases of drug interaction exist regarding neem and other medications.

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