Kill Lice with Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise can be used to kill head lice and remove pine pitch.
By Cynthia Wain
February/March 1999
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Mayonnaise can do more than dress up your sandwich. Use it to kill lice, or get sap off your hands.
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For years, I thought the only way to get pine pitch off my hands was with turpentine. Now, I am happy to know that mayonnaise does the trick!

An even better thing to know is that mayonnaise kills head lice. Saturate hair and scalp with mayonnaise (not low-fat) and leave in for two hours. Rinse and comb out the dead nits. This trick has been reported to really work by many teachers, parents, and students.

-Cynthia Wain
Eugene, Orego








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