Nitwitz Childrens Shampoo for Head Lice

Active Ingredients

Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil (Leptospermum petersonii) and Australian Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia).

Inactive Ingredients

Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Oleth Sulfate, magen

Product Description

Nitwitz Childrens Shampoo for Head Lice is a natural treatment to help get rid of head lice. Head lice (Pediculus capitis) are small parasitic insects adapted to living mainly on the scalp and neck of the human host. A female louse may deposit more than 100 eggs at a rate of about 6 eggs each day. The occurance of head lice is an ongoing problem, as many parents and children will know. Head lice are now becoming resistant to some chemical pesticide treatments and it is now becoming a worldwide problem. A study of school children in the United Kingdom has indicated the resistance of these head lice to the standard treatments. These persistant head lice are requiring several treatments and are increasing the risk of over exposure to chemical pesticides.

The potential evidence of essential oils has been studied against head lice. Tea Tree Oil was shown to be effective, possibly due to the chemical composition. The main constituents of Tea Tree Oil are: 1,8-cineole, terpinen-4-ol, terpenes (4).

The package of Nitwitz Childrens Shampoo for Head Lice contains a 200g Nitwitz Shampoo, a 25ml bottle of Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil and a free fine-tooth head lice comb. The Nitwitz Shampoo is to be used in conjunction with the Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree Oil is a natural antiseptic with antifungal and antiparasitic properties.

Directions For Use

When head lice first occur, mix 5 drops of Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil to 1 teaspoon of Nitwitz Shampoo. Massage gently into wet hair and scalp. Leave for up to 10 minutes to obtain maximum benefit, then rinse well. Towel dry and comb hair. Repeat this process up to twice daily until cleared. Continue using Nitwitz Shampoo as a daily shampoo. Note: because head lice eggs are particularly resistant, a second dose if often required approximately 7 days after initial use.

Warnings and Cautions

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