Your Digestive System -The TRUE ANSWER for Glowing Beauty

Radiant Skin, Both Inside and OUT!  The TRUE ANSWER for Glowing Beauty and Health

Kasia stands behind lifestyle decisions that feel right and create "beautiful health."  Our beauty and health then evolved to achieving RADIANT beauty!

The truth is that your external beauty is a direct reflection of your internal health and therefore, when you clean up and heal the body on the inside, the outside of your body will glow and shine!   Providing external products and services is one part of the equation.  If you do not have a healthy inside, even the most advanced skin care treatments will be fruitless.   Natural health, Functional Medicine, and other modalities help one's ability to get to the root of their inside - out beauty.  The first recommendation to starting this inside-out result, is to achieve a beautiful internal skin and cell cycle.  Where do you start?  The digestive system!


Cleansing the digestion system is one, if not the most important aspect of regaining your health and setting yourself up for radiant health.

This is because you are what you absorb.

Studies have now concluded that the majority of patients with chronic disorders - even when the disorders cause symptoms with no apparent connection to the digestive tract - have digestive and absorptive imbalances.


This is a huge breakthrough because it reveals the vital role that your digestive system plays in almost every aspect of your health. In fact, most people find that once they cleanse and heal their GI tract, the majority, if not all, or their chronic and acute health symptoms and complaints are taken care of.

Therefore, we here at Kasia Organic Salon promote utilizing  Premier Research Labs, a top of the line supplemental digestive support aid that also benefits the hair, skin, and psychological/emotion for anyone looking to achieve their best health ever.  

For additional "Informed Beauty" information how to best approach a healthier digestive track, learn more about ....


A properly functioning digestive system is critical to good health. In functional medicine we use a program that goes by the simple acronym of the ‘5Rs’: remove, replace, reinoculate, repair and rebalance. When applied to various chronic problems, the 5R program can cause dramatic improvement in symptoms, and sometimes even complete resolution of the problem.
This cuts to the core of the functions of the gastrointestinal tract.   It is becoming increasingly recognized that disturbances in the function of the GI tract can result in a number of symptoms and conditions. These range from symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, muscle pain, and headaches, to medical conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, asthma, autism, ADHD, and chronic skin conditions. It is this association between GI function and ill health that the 5-R Program is intended to address.
The goal of the 5-R Program is to accomplish the following:
1.     To address dietary and lifestyle issues, and to begin the process of dietary education and change.
2.     To normalize digestion and absorption.
3.     To normalize the balance of gastrointestinal bacteria.
4.     To promote a balanced system of detoxification.
5.     To promote gastrointestinal healing.
A full 5-R Program takes approximately three to six months to complete. It is very important that you are prepared to implement the somewhat demanding dietary changes of the program, as without the dietary component you can not achieve anywhere near the maximum therapeutic benefit.
The elements of the 5R program are described briefly below.
1.    Remove Remove stressors: get rid of things that negatively affect the environment of the GI tract including allergic foods, parasites or other bad bugs such as bacteria or yeast. This might involve using an allergy “elimination diet” to find out what foods are causing GI symptoms or it may involve taking drugs or herbs to eradicate a particular bug.
2.    Replace Replace digestive secretions: add back things like digestive enzymes, hydrochloric acid and bile acids that are required for proper digestion and that may be compromised by diet, drugs, diseases, aging, or other factors.
3.    Reinoculate Help beneficial bacteria flourish by taking in probiotic foods or supplements that contain the so-called “good” bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus species, and by consuming the high soluble fiber foods that good bugs like to eat, called “prebiotics.”
4.    Repair Help the lining of the GI tract repair itself by supplying key nutrients that can often be in short supply in a disease state, such as zinc, antioxidants (e.g. vitamins A, C, and E), fish oil, and the amino acid glutamine.
5.    Rebalance Pay attention to lifestyle choices – sleep, exercise and stress can all affect the GI tract.
THE FUNCTIONS OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT You have heard it said "you are what you eat."    In Functional Medicine, we take it a step further in our belief that "you are what you eat, and then absorb, and then what you do or do not detoxify."
·       DIGESTION- This is the process whereby our food is broken down into smaller portions that are more easily absorbed by the intestines.
·       ABSORPTION- This is the process whereby the digested food is taken up by the intestine and delivered to the body for utilization as energy, nutrition, and other cellular functions.
·       EXCLUSION- This refers to the barrier function performed by the GI tract as it appropriately excludes substances from entering the body.
·       DETOXIFICATION- This is the complex process involving the liver and GI tract whereby toxins are metabolized for elimination from the body. Toxins include such things as medication we take that must be metabolized, to pesticides, preservatives, dyes, and flavor-enhancers we ingest knowingly in our food, as well as the over 4 million chemicals present in our environment not intended for use in our bodies.
·       ELIMINATION- After digestion has occurred, and the metabolic phase of detoxification is complete, the GI tract must then eliminate the digestive and metabolic wastes of these processes. Some refer to this as excretion.

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Hair and Fashion  

'60's Revival Classics! 


I have to admit, my favorite "hair era" is straight from the 60's and 70's.  I especially LOVE Twiggy!

Fashion trends seem to have their way of going in and out of style, but there are some classics that will never die. The 1960s  updated versions of these styles are set to be the top trends of 2012.  The beauty world is   buzzing over the  modern twists on hairstyles that will define the style of the new year!


Twiggy's  Bob 

  60's Icon - Twiggy                             Updated - Twiggy  


Brigitte Bardot's Wave

1960's Icon - Brigitte Bardot                Updated - Bardot



  Jackie Kennedy's Bouffant 

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Nutrition that Works & your Beautiful Health!

Many would agree, that each of us individually or someone that we know suffers from discomfort in their health and well-being.   Just one example of this is the drastic growth of intenstinal issues.

In fact, in recent conversations with my medical community clients at Kasia Salon, there has been comments as strong as this is the most ignored epidemic and intenstinal issues are the root of many illnesses evolving today.


As busy as our team and myself have been behind the chair, I have enjoyed taking some time diving back into the foundations of Functional Medicine.

I love that our guests at Kasia receive not only hair and skin health support, but a WHOLE health approach and adding the benefits of "NUTRITION THAT REALLY WORKS!"

Please take the time to read more about the partnership with the cleanest nutrition on the market (Premier Research Labs) and offerings at Kasia Organic Salon and your Beautiful Health.

Kassandra is now trained in muscle testing to better understand your minor or major gaps to a more optimal -everday.  Only YOU have the power to put a stop to the chance of being an epidemic.



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Nutrition that Works for your Beautiful Health!

  Many would agree, that each of us individually or someone that we know suffers from discomfort in their health and well-being.   An example of this is the drastic numbers of intenstinal issues.  In fact, in recent conversations with my medical community clients at Kasia Salon, there has been comments as strong as this is the most ignored epidemic of our time and intestinal  issues are the root of many illnesses evolving today.  Most just ignore the symptoms.


As busy as our team and myself have been behind the chair, I have had a rich time in diving back into the foundations of Functional Medicine.  The guests we see at Kasia are pure example of just needing to tweak their lifestyle a bit, or to learn about adding the benefits of "NUTRITION THAT REALLY WORKS!"


Please take the time to read more about the partnership with the cleanest nutrition on the market (Premier Research Labs) and offerings at Kasia Organic Salon and your Beautiful Health.  Kassandra is now trained in muscle testing to better understand your minor or major gaps to a more optimal life.  Only YOU have the power to put a stop to the chance of being an epidemic.



Kassie has studies and practiced whole health and nutrition for years, integrating and inside-out approach.   Our hair, skin, and desired healthy weight are directly linked to  how we metabolize hormones, internal detoxification, and the link of our “second brain” — our digestive health.  Kassie has partnered with PRL and has trained in on  state-of-the-art QRA 4-Polarity testing to be sure you are not doing more harm to your health – with toxic supplements and/or dis-ease within your health/body.

The vast majority of  discomfort have a root cause in hidden infections, chemical or other toxic exposure, and low functioning organs. Once the body’s organs are properly tonified and toxins are eliminated, many illnesses can be effectively cleared for the long term.

*Note:  Kasia Organic Salon offers multiple PRL Products. Please contact Kassie ( for further questions or availability.

Wasting your money on  “Supplements?”

Chances are the products you are using may not be utilized by your body.  QRA can prove it to you.   Clients are pleasantly surprised when they start on PRL.  Feel the difference in your “Beautiful Health”  energy!

What is Quantum Reflex Analysis?

QRA  is a simple way of allowing the body to tell us what it needs to heal. It is the union of science-based kinesiological testing, time-proven ancient therapies,  analysis of the body’s  biofield, and outstanding nutrition and detoxification breakthroughs. QRA provides a comprehensive system to initiate the most rapid resolution.

Most supplements, believe it or not, test toxic.  PRL products are EXCIPIEN FREE.  They contain no toxic tagalongs like magnesium stearate, fillers, or dyes. Over time, those things can destroy the DNA.   Dr. Marshall has invested in state-of-the-art equipment that tests every product that is sent to his lab.  Whatever tests toxic is immediately sent back to the manufacturer  Dr. Marshall uses only herbs and products from parts of the world that are free of pollutants.


The body has the ability to heal itself given the right component. If you have been struggling with your health it is time to seek new modalities, this could be the answer for you.

  • Sometimes just eliminating Interference Fields can change a person’s life.
  • Nutritional support
  • Sometimes addressing  stress
  • Emotional blocks

Premier Research Labs is the world’s first producer of cellular resonance products that are capable of restoring  coherence to the body’s inherent biofield.

QRA  and Ingredient Testing

PRL conducts scientific laboratory testing of every incoming container of raw material and all finished products, as well as state-of-the-art QRA™ 4-Polarity testing of all ingredients. PRL has pioneered the use of QRA™ 4-Polarity testing to ensure the customer is con­sistently getting the best quality.  In addition, we use the most ad­vanced lab equipment and test methods to assure the potency and reliability of every ingredient and to scan for many contaminants that other companies typically do not test ― such as radiation, heavy metals, pesticides and excess moisture.

What about tablets? Tablets ALWAYS contain excipients (that is how they are made; they cannot be made without them); therefore, we believe it is wisest to especially avoid nutritional products as tablets.  One common example of a questionable excipient is magnesium stearate, a cheap lubricating agent. Research shows it may be immune-compromising.

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Favorite essential oils to cleanse and refresh your hair and scalp...

  Our team at Kasia Organic Salon LOVE essential oils.  We use them in hair and skin treatments, as well as infuse our air with our high powered differ for essential oils.  Clients rave about their purchased diffuser and oils .... Essential oils naturally help to balance the skin's oils, cleanse and refresh hair and scalp. They work like a tonic and promote shiny hair. All Kasia Hair Care products have an infusion of an apothecary and helpful essential oils for the hair.

Here are some great essential oils for hair care:

Bergamot Citrus bergamia is uplifting, refreshing, astringent and regulating. Use for most hair types.

Clary Sage Salvia sclarea is balancing (helps to balance sebum), calming and regulating. Use for most hair types especially dry and oily.

Lavender Lavendula angustifolia is calming, relaxing and regenerative. Use for most hair types.

Lemon Citrus limon is soothing and uplifting. Lemon is cleansing, astringent and a skin tonic. Use for most hair types especially oily and light color hair.

Litsea Cubeba litsea cubeba is cleansing and a skin tonic. Use for most hair types and oily hair.

Orange, Sweet Citrus sinensis is uplifting, soothing, calming, balancing (sebum) and regenerative. Use for most hair types.

Peppermint Mentha x piperita is stimulating and increases circulation of the scalp. Use for most hair types and prevention of hair loss and dull hair. Precaution: Keep away from eyes.

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis cineol is invigorating and stimulating. Use for most hair types and prevention of hair loss.

Tip Using Essential Oils For Hair Care 1. Apply 1-2 drops essential oil onto your brush and brush your hair. Not only will your hair smell nice, the essential oils will also promote smooth and shiny hair.

Visit to learn more about essential oils.  Essential oils are available to purchase online.


Reference:  Joan Morais

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Kasia Organic Salon specializes in hair GROWTH versus hair loss.   From the inside-out, we've now partnered with the newest and first low level laser therapy for you to use in your own home!

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Today, low-level lasers and improved technology make a portable, affordable and practical solution possible—enter the iGrow.

Hundreds of clinical studies have shown the effectiveness of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on various conditions including hair loss, carpal tunnel syndrome and acne.

Compare your effectiveness and costs of  iGrow to other options and see HOW iGROW WORKS HERE!

Can in-home laser treatment stop hair from thinning?

Do you like what you're looking at when you see yourself in the mirror? Most of us can find a thing or two to change: maybe lose a few pounds, or try to make the wrinkles go away. But one thing that a shocking number of people see in the mirror is the sight of their hair thinning.


Even if you've got a full head of hair now, the odds are that your hair may thin. Male pattern baldness accounts for 95 percent of hair loss in men and two-thirds of men will see some degree of hair loss by age 35, according to the American Hair Loss Association. About one-quarter of men who suffer from male pattern baldness start the process before they turn 21 years old.


Just because hair loss is something that most men go through - and an alarming number of women as well - that doesn't mean that you have to accept it.


There are countless shampoos and topical solutions that are designed to treat hair loss, but they aren't necessarily clinical-strength products, not all guarantee results, and not all of them protect you from painful or embarrassing side effects. Reversing and stopping hair loss requires an innovative approach.


A new technology that both men and women are drawn to is one that uses a combination of low-level lasers and LED lights, and has revolutionized hair rejuvenation. Low-level laser therapy has been shown to stop the appearance of hair loss and help rejuvenate hair for anyone with genetic forms of hair loss, such as male/female pattern baldness. Studies proved that hair

responds best to red light in the 650 to 670 nanometer wavelength range, and tests have shown that pulsing light can enhance the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy.


A technology that was once available only in a doctor's office can now be used in the comfort of your home with the iGrow, the world's most advanced hands-free, laser hair-rejuvenation system.  The iGrow, which costs $695,  can help you attain thicker, fuller hair almost effortlessly, right at home, thanks to improved technology, which made this affordable and practical solution possible.


How it works

With regular use of iGrow, individuals can expect to see an improvement in hair condition within a 12-week period. For best results, the iGrow should be used 2 or 3 times per week on non- consecutive days; consistent use provides optimum results.


Results from using the iGrow are rapid and substantial. According to Lorrie Klein, MD: "The average patient using iGrow will first begin to see decreased hair loss in about 6 to 8 weeks.  Then, within a few short months, their hair should begin looking thicker, fuller and healthier. At about the nine-month mark, they'll see the maximum result and then, with continued use of the iGrow, should be able to maintain those results."


At-home convenience

With hands-free operation, you can use the computer, listen to music or read while the iGrow provides an effective laser therapy session. The iGrow has built-in headphones that make it compatible with an iPod or MP3 player.


Works for women too

Results of a study by hair-loss specialist Ted Daley, MD, show a significant number of females suffering from female pattern hair loss showed moderate to significant improvement following 16 weeks of low-level laser therapy.


A cost-effective alternative

If you use shampoos or other topical treatments, you may spend upwards of $500 per year – or more. Laser combs or brushes can range between $300 and $800, but aren't hands free, aren't programmed for women and men, and aren't as powerful as the iGrow. Treatment in a laser clinic will cost upwards of $4,000 annually, many times the cost of the iGrow.

Get the iGrow at Kasia Organic Salon for $695, and get the hair-loss therapy that has been scientifically tested. Plus, the iGrow comes with a 6-month, money-back guarantee and if you trade in your laser comb or brush you will receive a $100 rebate.

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Ready.......set.......FALL FASHION 2011!

We come to the final season of this new decade, which means it's the start of bringing our "Informed Beautys" up to speed on Fall Trends! 


This season  will go a long way, blending in to define 2012's fashion trends as autumn 2011 is a great time for building your wardrobe and evolving your personal style.  Of course the Kasia Team is here to help!

So what's in store for the seasons for men and women? Seventies fashion remains high on the list of carry-over trends, taking with it the likes of flares and wide-leg pants; while on the tough side, biker and punk follow through to the new season.

...."I know, I know...what about hair?"    To keep the next few newsletters brief, we will be breaking up the trends in two separate emails.  Look for hair color trends next!  For now- have you spoken to your stylist about a plan for fall fashion?  Allow our team to help piece together your hair, renewed skin, and makeup!!


Put a Wave in your BOB! 

wavy bob

With the bob in 2011 being generally longer and softer, it's much easier to pull off a waved style with it. While 40s-inspired pin curls are one option, here's one that's more suited to everyday. A casual, textured, beachy wave.

On the FRINGE 

bangs You may be wondering, is the bang in or out? The bang never went away, and is still best worn thick, blunt, and long (sweeping the top of the eyes preferably). And it's still best worn in one of the following ways:

My favorite is when it's worn with a messy, neo-bohemian, grungy edge with an aura of '70's nonchalance.

Pixie it UP short cut

With another evolution of  short hair  it seems as though it reverts to the same short length that was last popular in 2007. In 2010 it was a haircut all about short sides and a longer fringe, as a 2011 haircut though the pixie crop is short all over.

What to wear with the half up braided hairstyle

braid You could wear this double braid hairstyle with a wide variety of clothing styles and looks ranging from the very classic to the modern.

It can lean to sporty, tomboy cool if worn with pared makeup. Exaggerate the hairstyle's texture for a look that will create interest and sexy wispy.



Contact the Kasia Team today @  612.824.7611  to freshen up your look - '70's nonchalant - sassy or classy!

The Basics of Beautiful Health Nutrients


Beautiful Nutrients™

Eating a nutrient-dense and enzyme-rich diet of living fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats have proven to have a profound effect on skin, health and disease.


We want to inspire you with the truth that optimum health and beauty can be achieved by the intake of fresh, anti-inflammatory, chemical/toxin-free, enzyme-rich foods that detoxify and rejuvenate the mind, body and skin.


Beware of Silent Inflammation–inflammation that falls below the threshold of perceived pain. That's what makes it so dangerous. If this consistent inflammation goes on unknown for years, eventually it erupts into what we call chronic disease.  We are in control–our food choices are critical when it comes to causing and controlling inflammation.

This inflammation may be caused by:

-      Eating a pro-inflammatory diet (i.e., high glycemic carbs)

-      Excess exposure to ultraviolet light

-      Environmental stressors            – Weakened immune system

-      Hormonal changes            – Stress

The most important factor in fighting inflammation is the food you eat every day. Studies have shown that when foods like fruit, vegetables and fish are digested, they produce anti-inflammatory metabolites. In contrast, red meat and dairy produce pro-inflammatory metabolites.

Improve Your Digestion

Contrary to what we have been lead to believe, we are not just what we eat–more importantly we are more about what we can digest and absorb. The health of our digestive tracts is highly integrated in our overall health.

The classic signs that all is not quite as it should be in the area of digestion are often low energy, poor skin, headaches, foggy thinking and food allergies.  This leads to all sorts of other symptoms–from depression to weight gain, to aches and pains to arthritis.


The basic principles of gut health are essentially the principles of good health in general: Eat natural foods, including lots of fiber, hydrate thoroughly, choose low-glycemic carbs, and avoid sugar, white flour, and processed food.




Toxin/Chemical Free

Eating foods grown with chemicals and prepared with synthetic preservatives and additives have shown to create accumulative reactive toxins, resulting in acne, rashes and other problematic skin conditions.

Over a period of time, toxins in the digestive system clog the pores and internal channels that carry moisture and nutrients to the deeper layers of the skin.  Results from this are: aging skin/spots, wrinkles, and dullish look.


Healthy skin depends on reducing the levels of toxins in your body, and the first step to doing this is to take fewer toxins in.

Essential components of what you should eat to reduce inflammation are Omega-3 essential fatty acids and antioxidants.

Cold-pressed Seed Oils/

Essential Fatty Acids


The most dramatic and positive skin changes come under the influence of an essential fatty acid intake/supplementation.  Dry and sensitive skin affects one in every two women.  An inadequate essential fatty acid intake induces water loss across the epidermis.


Kasia suggests supplementation with revolutionary Immuno-Viva’s Core seed oil, offering both a cold-pressed essential fatty acids and free radical prevention in one!


Did you know?  Topical skincare products address about 20% of your skin’s needs. The other 80% comes from proper nutrition.


Beautiful Nutrient Suggestions


Immuno-Viva’s nutritional supplements help to heal and strengthen cellular membranes and protect cells’ internal structures.  They work synergistically with Kasia Organic Skincare’s topical products to improve the health of skin, hair and nails.

Immuno-Viva Core ™

Immuno-Viva Core’s rich Omega fatty acids and diverse blend of antioxidants help your body fight the aging process from the inside out, and counteract many health problems associated with modern living.

Immuno-Viva Probiotic+ ™                                                        Good health begins with a balanced digestive system. Immuno-Viva Probiotic+ delivers a robust blend of seven probiotics, or "good flora," balancing your system and enabling your body to efficiently absorb the nutrients your skin, hair and nails need to thrive.

Cold-Pressed Oil Synergy of Black Cumin With Other Oils Multi-antioxidants, with addition of black cumin produced by plant seed oil extraction, can yield super-potent antioxidants greater than their weighted averages (synergism). Black caraway adds stability.


Example of Daily Nutrition

Breakfast: Organic/natural yogurt with chopped fresh fruit and nuts OR fresh fruit!

Lunch: A big salad. rich with colorful fresh vegetables, sesame or pumpkin seeds, olive oil, and using lemon juice and herbs for flavor!

Dinner: A hot meal of fresh (organic) fish, chicken or lean meat or a vegetarian alternative made from beans, lentils or tofu.  As a side you can steam vegetables with a small amount of oil and water.

Snacks: Fresh fruits, raw vegetables, raw nuts anddehydrated crackers.

Drinks: At least six glasses of fluids/liquids a day:  water, herbal and fruit, juicing of fresh fruit and vegetable, and once in a while, dairy-free smoothie.

Steer clear of protein bars, high-energy drinks, and starches.  These foods make our hormones and adrenals get out of  balance, and leaves us severely dehydrated. _____________________________________________________

About the Author: Kassie Kuehl, a natural products hair stylist and health coach, and believes that it is important for women pay close attention to the ingredients in their hair, skin, and body care products. Her goal is to help you wake up to the power of the choices you make every day, and how those choices impact your health and well-being.


Kassie has many educational articles and info about her Organic Salon Services at

What can you do about Head Lice?

As we approach another school year, it's better to be safe than sorry  when  the school nurse calls you – your child  have been diagnosed with a case of head lice.Once lice are found your children may not be able to return to school until you have a treatment well at hand. Many parents don’t want to expose their children repeatedly to the toxic chemicals found in the over the counter treatments.   We have many mothers call the salon, and we'd like to post some help to find a option that can repel these intruders. One can use in the hair each time before they shampoo and also for something to apply to the hair in between.

The references for essential oils that work against lice both the live bugs and their eggs aka nits suggested using a blend that may include any of the following essential oils: Tea Tree, Lavender, Anise, Cinnamon Leaf, Oregano, Eucalyptus Globulus, Thyme, Cloves and Peppermint.

Other oils that may also work include: Bergamot, Spearmint, Naiouli, Marjoram, Petitgrain, Pennyroyal, Ravensara, Roman chamomile, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Clary sage, Jasmine, Lemongrass, Rosemary, and Ylang-ylang.

Several recipes suggested the use of Tea Tree. As in studies it was found that Tea Tree was able to kill both the adults and penetrate the egg shell and kill the yet un-hatched eggs by itself at about 83-93%. Another essential oil Oregano showed 100% kill of both adults and eggs. Two other essential oils, Anise and Cinnamon leaf, had high kill rates too. Below is a Basic Lice Blend that can be used to help kill and repel these unwelcome hair and scalp guests. Follow the suggestions for a Pre-shampoo treatment, Post-Shampoo, and a Hair Spray to help repel and prevent future infestations.

Basic Lice Blend

Tea Tree – 10 drops Lavender – 10 drops Oregano – 5 drops Peppermint – 5 drops Cinnamon – 5 drops

Blend in an amber bottle. You may want to double or triple this basic recipe to make it easier for use.

Step one Mix 1 ounce of Jojoba with 7-8 drops of the above blend. Massage into and on the hair. Leave in the hair wrapped in a towel for 1-2 hours. Shampoo hair, do not dry.

Step two Mix ¼ cup water with ¼ cup vinegar, add 7-8 drops of the above Basic Lice blend. Shake well, then rinse the hair with this. Do NOT rinse with water. Comb the hair out thoroughly using a ‘nit’ comb (available at most pharmacy’s). Rinse or wipe the comb to remove debris, dead lice and nits between combing strokes. The vinegar helps to remove the glue that holds the eggs to the hair shafts. After combing thoroughly, let the hair dry.

Step three The day after the shampoo, rinse and combing - Spray on the following - To 8 ounces of our Body spray OR distilled water add 10 drops of the basic lice blend. Spray on the hair once daily between shampooing. If desired increase the Lavender to make the blend more pleasant for use as a hair spray. A light spray misting is all that is necessary.

If necessary repeat Steps One and Two every 5 – 7 days for up to 2 weeks. You can continue Step Three as long as desired as this should help to keep the lice away. If irritation develops discontinue use.

Lice biology

  • The life cycle of the louse is about 4 weeks. Approximately 8 days are spent in the egg stage, which is the hardest stage to kill. The eggs then hatch into tiny lice (first instar nymphs), then into second and third instars and finally into adults. Female lice are larger than males.
  • Lice eggs are opaque. If they are clear, it means the lice have already hatched out.
  • Healthy lice and eggs are found only within 1 cm of the scalp. They are transmitted by head-to-head contact, not by combs, brushes or furniture, and neither do they live in school buildings or home carpets.
  • Head lice are not a sign of bad hygiene. They prefer clean hair to dirty hair.


  • It may take several months for a person to become sensitised to the presence of lice, so when treating the affected person it is also important to check all people who have been in close contact with the person during that time. Look at the roots of the hair for lice, eggs, lice faeces (black specks) and cast skins. Faeces and skins may also be found on pillows of the affected person.
  • Treat only those people who show signs of lice.
  • Make sure that enough of the treatment product is used, and follow the instructions as to how long to keep it on the hair. Do not leave it on for less than the suggested time.
  • Shampoos in general will not kill lice as the solution is too weak by the time the extra water needed for hair-washing has been added. This applies to both conventional lice shampoos and those containing essential oils. It is much better to use an aqueous or alcoholic lotion or a conditioner base.
  • Comb the hair well afterwards to remove dead and dying lice.
  • Repeat the treatment after a week, unless told otherwise.
  • If the protocol states that the procedure should be repeated every 2 days, or even more often, this implies that the treatment is not effective on lice eggs.

Reference:   Birch Hill Happenings Aromatherapy, LLC

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