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How to Use Lemon Juice to Kill Lice

author image Alan Bass
Alan Bass has been writing since 2008. His work focusing on sports topics has appeared in the "Hockey News" and online at Inside Hockey and HockeyBuzz. He received a presidential award from Muhlenberg College for academic and community achievements, in addition to a bachelor's degree in psychology and business. In 2011, he published a book titled "The Great Expansion: The Ultimate Risk That Changed the NHL Forever."
How to Use Lemon Juice to Kill Lice
Use lemon juice to kill lice. Photo Credit: AkayArda/iStock/Getty Images

Head lice are tiny insects that make their way onto your scalp and feed on your blood. Lice occur and spread when you are in close contact with others, according to the Mayo Clinic. They also spread by sharing personal belongings with many other people. There are medications and over-the-counter products that can help kill the lice, but these items can get very pricey. There are a couple of concoctions that you can create with lemon juice to help kill the lice within a week.

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Mixing with Garlic

Step 1

Crush a garlic clove into a paste and mix it with lemon juice.

Step 2

Rub the concoction into your scalp and massage it before you go to sleep.

Step 3

Wash your hair completely when you wake up in the morning, as you normally would in the shower. This will help get rid of the concoction and any dead lice bodies lying in your hair.

Step 4

Continue this process for four to five days and the lice should be completely gone.

Mixing with Egg

Step 1

Mix two egg yolks with 3 tbsp. of vinegar and 3 tbsp. of lemon juice. Stir the mixture thoroughly.

Step 2

Massage the concoction onto the scalp and let it air dry for about 20 minutes.

Step 3

Wash your head thoroughly with water to get rid of the mixture and remove any dead lice bodies from your head.

Step 4

Continue this process for four to five days and the lice should be gone.

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