Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Back-to-school Health Tips, DIY head lice treatment

Posted by VFC Wellness Team on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Here comes Autumn and all the fun activities with it. At this time of year, we may find our immune systems taxed due to the change in seasons and schedules. At the Viroqua Food Co-op, we would like to help you manage this season with as much ease as possible.

We have basic immune boosters such as elderberry, Echinacea and colloidial silver in varying forms. Need to keep your vitamin levels up? We carry a high quality assortment of Vitamin C and Vitamin D, as well as muli-vitamins for all ages. Should you catch that cold or flu, we have many choices of cough syrups, teas and soothing throat sprays.

With school back in session, you may need a home remedy recipe for Head Lice treatment.


DIY Head Lice Treatment


  • Essential Oils (EO) listed below*
  • Carrier Oil (olive oil is more affordable in bulk but use 
whatever works for your skin/scalp type)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Nit comb (flea comb is equally effective & more affordable)
  • Shower caps or plastic bags



Combine the following Essential Oils (EO):

  • 5 drops Tea Tree EO
  • 5 drops Rosemary EO
  • 5 drops Peppermint EO
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus EO

  • Carrier oil of choice
(olive oil, jojoba, sesame,
 coconut oil, etc.)


Comb hair with Nit comb
 (or flea comb).
Rinse hair with apple cider vinegar.
Apply oil liberally, going for suffocation. Wrap head by covering with plastic bag/shower cap for at least 8hrs.
Repeat cycle for at least 2 days.
Day 9 after first sighting, repeat course to kill any remaining hatching of eggs.

VFC Wellness staff is here to help you. If an item is not on our shelf, we can special order it. We may also have that desired home remedy recipe – be sure to ask!

Katie Rynes, VFC Wellness Manager

Tags: DIY