Any time I hear the words ALL NATURAL or ORGANIC, I’m immediately interested. My kids sleep over at friends houses, go on weekend camping trips and attend a lot of other activities that bring them in close contact with other children and their belongings. I have always been very careful to wash all laundered items immediately when my kids get home and I have them wash from head to toe with lots of soap just incase they may have some kind of creepy crawly thing that is unseen to the naked eye on them from being away. After a friends recommendation for preventing hair lice from getting on my kids, I started using lavender and mint in my kids hair prior to any kind of prolonged activity with other children. Once my kids get home from being away, I have them wash with lavender and mint shampoo as well. I looked into my friends recommendation and found that it’s not a 100% preventative but it does help because hair lice like the smell of human skin and scalps. The strong smell of lavender and mint repels the lice. The product my friend recommended is the AVALON ORGANICS NOURISHING LAVENDER SHAMPOO. I do use it on my hair sometimes because I love the smell so much and I love that I’m using a product that is made with 70% organic content and 100% vegetarian ingredients. The shampoo gets the job done of washing your hair really well because of its thick lather but it dries your hair out a lot. To get the lavender and mint combination, I use a couple drops of my favorite mint oil with the amount of shampoo I need and mix it in a bowl before application. Before my kids head out the door for their activities I spritz their hair with a homemade combination of water, lavender oil and mint oil that I put into a small plastic spritzing bottle. The spritzer acts as a last minute walk out the door prevention if there isn’t enough time to shampoo my kids hair. I’ve written about the DOTERRA oils that I use here at this LINK.