Did you know, you could use mayonnaise for treating head lice? It is one of the safest and efficient home remedies for these parasites.
You can use either packaged or homemade mayonnaise. Here is a quick tip on how to use mayonnaise for head lice:
You should rub mayonnaise into dry hair. Rub it well into the scalp skin and cover up the entire hair. Leave no space on your hair and scalp skin uncovered with mayonnaise.
Then put a shower cap or a plastic bag on and wrap up with a towel. The trick is to keep mayonnaise on your hair for over 12 hours. It works as a suffocation treatment for head lice.
For one, mayonnaise has oily base. It immobilizes the lice. And, oil gets inside their breathing tubes. Lice can shut down and stay with no oxygen income for over 8 hours. So, if you can keep the mayonnaise on for longer, you suffocate them. And, vinegar or lemon juice in mayonnaise unglues the nits.
After 12 hours, you remove the towel and cap and start coming out. First brush your hair to untangle it. Then use lice comb to comb out any dead or immobilized lice.
Finally, wash your hair and shampoo it well to remove the grease off. Repeat this treatment 2 weeks later to kill any newly hatched lice.
Here I would like to offer some tips on the recipe of homemade mayonnaise, I provided in the last post.
The best thing about homemade mayonnaise is that you can easily give it various flavours. You cooking fantasy is the only boundary for your experiments.
For one, you can add such a traditional mayonnaise ingredient, such as mustard. I am allergic to mustard. So, I never use it.
But… once I have added some turmeric powder to my homemade mayonnaise recipe. I love turmeric. For one, it has a very peculiar and non dominant flavour. It adds such a nice and jolly yellow color to foods. But, unlike curry powder, it does not have such a strong flavour. So, homemade mayonnaise + turmeric powder and you get a jolly yellow sauce to go with your meat dishes.
You can add various peppers to it. You may add garlic. Or, you can add pickled cucumbers and get a variation of Tartar sauce!
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Even if your grocery store is located just across the street, it still would be much faster to make your own yummy mayonnaise at home. For one, it is delicious. And, it is all natural. No chemicals to poison you.
1/3 tea spoon of salt
1 cup of olive or sun flower oil
half of tea spoon of lemon juice
5 mins of your time
Break the eggs into a blender cup. I use hand blender to make mayonnaise. You may also use kitchen machine to make it.
Add salt and blend for 30 secs.
Then start slowly pouring oil into the cup, while still blending.
Blend and pour untill all oil goes into the cup. During this process mayonnaise should turn white in color.It takes about 3 minutes of blending.
Then try to see, if you got enough salt in it and add some lemon juice. Blend again for 5 secs.
You mayonnaise is ready.