DIY Lice Prevention Spray

Here's an easy way to make a DIY lice prevention spray that uses essential oils. No harmful chemicals needed!

We recently went to 5 days of camp as a family. One important thing that comes to my mind in preparing for camp is LICE. No matter how careful you are, there’s always a risk of one of your kids coming home with lice when you live in close proximity with others that may unknowingly have it.

If you’ve never dealt with lice, you are blessed indeed! It is quite the nightmare and not anything I would wish on anyone. You have to be diligent and thorough to get rid of it, but it can be treated naturally. No need to expose your family to hazardous chemicals!

One of these days I’d like to write a step-by-step guide on getting rid of lice naturally, but today I’m just sharing a simple lice spray to help prevent lice. Prevention is always best and will save you hours upon hours of not having to get rid of it.

We used this DIY lice spray on our bedding, pillows, brushes, and hair every day. This lice spray repels lice and makes the risk of contracting it a lot less. And since we’ve been back from camp for a few weeks now, we have shown no signs of the critters – thankfully! We certainly don’t get lice every year at camp, but only getting it once from camp is enough to put you on guard the rest of your life! 🙂 

DIY Lice Prevention Spray 

It’s very simple and quick to put together this spray. Just water, witch hazel, and a few drops of essential oils! Here’s the oils I use in this spray:

Tea tree essential oil – Tea tree oil is a huge star oil in this recipe! It is so good with repelling and even killing lice! (Buy tea tree essential oil here)

Lavender essential oil – Lavender oil is considered a natural insect repellant. [1] I happen to love the smell of this oil, but insects (including lice) do not! (Buy lavender essential oil here)

Rosemary essential oil – Rosemary essential oil is another oil that repels lice, and one that I conveniently have on hand. (Buy rosemary essential oil here)

Witch hazel – Witch hazel is a natural preservative


10 drops tea tree oil
7 drops lavender oil
7 drops rosemary oil
1 oz. water
1 oz. witch hazel


Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well before each use.

DIY Lice Spray
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  1. 10 drops tea tree oil
  2. 7 drops lavender oil
  3. 7 drops rosemary oil
  4. 1 oz. water
  5. 1 oz. witch hazel
  1. Mix all ingredients into a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before each use.
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1. Headlicecenter. “How Lavender Oil Can Help You Treat And Repel Head Lice.” Head Lice Center, 17 June 2018,

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