Monday, March 5, 2012

Treat of the Week: Nit Nannies

The Natural Choice for Head Lice

Nit Nannies believe the safest treatment for head lice is the ones that contain non-toxic, natural ingredients. Nit Nannies has incorporated those ingredients into our products. We want families to feel secure in the knowledge that we really care about keeping our children and environment safe.

Nit Nannies have researched and found that Neem and Quassia Amara are two natural insecticides. They provide repellent, anti-hormonal and anti- feeding properties that are known to affect over 200 species of insects.

Neem is a non-toxic, natural and biodegradable alternative which means it is safe for our children and environment. The Neem Tree – Azadirachta indica is native to India and is known as the “Cure all Tree”. With its antibacterial and moisturizing properties, Neem Oil is widely used around the world to also treat a variety of skin issues and can be found in shampoos, skin lotions and cosmetics.
Remedies containing Neem Oil are widely recognized and are known to be highly effective against head lice as it disrupts their growth and development.
When Neem oil is mixed with other natural ingredients you have a completely safe remedy that will wipe out your head lice infestation. Followed up with a prevention plan you can be lice free in no time.

Quassia amara is a plant native to Jamaica and its surrounding islands. It has properties of a natural insecticide and is effective against head lice. The bark of the plant contains many phytochemicals which make it quite bitter actually the most bitter substance in nature. This plant has demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal properties and has been used for digestive problems and chronic diseases of the liver. The quassia has ovicidal properties and alters the feeding stages of the head louse.

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