One of the prevailing myths of head lice treatment is that mayonnaise can be used to kill lice; However, clinical studies have shown that the use of mayonnaise is actually ineffective. Lice are known to “play dead”, and may appear dead for several hours after being immersed in mayonnaise. Mayonnaise, petroleum jelly, and other similar compounds will trigger this “playing possum” state but the lice will usually return to normal activity after a brief period of time once free of the compound.
Certain essential oils however, have been clinically proven to safely and effectively remove a head lice infestation, unlike mayonnaise. The combination of eight essential oils used in Lice Off™ has been reported over the years to be an effective tool for both removing and preventing the return of head lice infestations.