Kill Lice with Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise can be used to kill head lice and remove pine pitch.
February/March 1999
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/kill-lice-with-mayonnaise-zmaz99fmztak.aspx
Mayonnaise can do more than dress up your sandwich. Use it to kill lice, or get sap off your hands.


PHOTO: FOTOLIA/UCKYO

MOTHER readers send in their best tips.

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