The inevitable has finally happened:
There is a lice outbreak at Cinderella's preschool. *shudder*
I have no idea who the offender is. I don't think I want to know.
Cinderella, of course, is fine; she doesn't even know what a louse is.
I, of course, itch all over. It's a mental thing.
So, after preschool today we headed on down to the local health food store to get some tea tree oil (recommended by a hair dresser friend). The lady at the store told me to mix 2 cap-fulls of oil with every 8-ounces of shampoo (and conditioner, but I rarely use conditioner on Cinderella's hair), and we'd be all set.
Tea tree oil won't kill lice, but it will help prevent Cinderella from getting it. It creates a nice lice barrier.
Needless to say, both girls have already had a bath today. Right after lunch, in fact. I would have done it sooner, but if I didn't feed them first, they would have revolved.
The only downsides to this are 1. the cost of the oil ($12 for an ounce!!!), 2. the fact that I now have to wash Cinderella's hair EVERY DAY (which I don't already do; don't judge me too harshly), and 3. the EWWW factor I am currently experiencing.
I feel like I need to wash and/or burn everything in the house. I know I'm panicking, but EWWW! Lice are nasty.
I had lice. Once. It was not a pleasant experience. Especially the part where I had to lie down in the bathtub surrounded by dead lice bodies while my mom washed the lice shampoo out of my hair. *shudder*
Excuse me while I go freak out over every piece of lint in Cinderella's hair.
And scratch my head for the next week.