Naughty Nits FAQs

Natural treatment for the removal of louse eggs (nits) and prevention of head lice in your hair.

  1. Does it really work?
  2. Will Naughty Nits really kill the nits?
  3. What does Naughty Nits contain?
  4. Are there any chemicals in the Naughty Nits products?
  5. How do you use the Naughty Nits products?
  6. When will improvement be seen?
  7. What is the life cycle of the head louse?
  8. Must the Naughty Nits products be used together?
  9. How are lice spread?
  10. How do I treat lice on bedding, towels and toys?
  11. Does Naughty Nits have any side effects?
  12. Is Naughty Nits approved by the FDA?
  13. In what form does Naughty Nits come?
  14. How do you properly store this product?
  15. How long does a bottle last?
  16. How long has this product been on the market?

1. Does it really work?

The Naughty Nits product line has been very effective with a very high success rate; otherwise we wouldn't offer our 1 year money back guarantee! We get an extremely high reorder rate on the product, indicating that our customers are very satisfied with it. In fact, it has been sold to literally thousands of customers in virtually every country around the world!

2. Will Naughty Nits really kill the nits?

Yes, Naughty Nits kills the nits although nits that are newly laid may have a chance of surviving. We recommend removing all nits with the help of Naughty Nits Hair Oil. The Naughty Nits product line is a 100% natural and safe herbal and aromatherapeutic option for the eradication and prevention of lice and also prevents re-infestation.

3. What does Naughty Nits contain?

Naughty Nits Shampoo contains the following carefully chosen herbal ingredients in a gentle foaming base:

  • Neem (Azadirachta indica) is a highly prized Ayurvedic herb used to protect people from insect pests. The natural insecticidal properties are due to the component Azadirachtin A which affects the feeding, developmental, and reproductive processes of the insects. In addition, the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of Azadirachta make it an ideal natural remedy for pesky infestations. Not surprising then that the wood is highly valued for its worm resistant properties! Studies have shown this plant to be an effective insect repellant, lasting for hours. (Dua, V. K., Nagpal, B. N., and Sharma, V. P. "Repellent action of neem cream against mosquitoes". Indian J.Malariol. 1995;32(2):47-53)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a native Mediterranean shrub that is now cultivated widely elsewhere. The strong fragrance of Rosemary makes it a natural insect repellent, and the oil is well known to smother and suffocate pests. Rosemary not only stimulates hair follicles to promote healthy hair growth, but is also a nourishing conditioner and tonic for the hair itself, leaving the strands soft and silky and easy to comb. (Hay, I. C., Jamieson, M., and Ormerod, A. D. Randomized trial of aromatherapy. "Successful treatment for alopecia areata". Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(11):1349-1352)
  • Lavender essential oil is a well known cleansing herb with natural antiseptic and insect repelling properties. (Gabbrielli G, Loggini F, Cioni PL, et al. "Activity of lavandino essential oil against non-tubercular opportunistic rapid grown mycobacteria". Pharmacol Res Commun 1988;20 Suppl 5:37-40). The soothing and calming effects of lavender will help to settle anxiety and distress.

Naughty Nits Hair Oil combines the following pure essential aromatherapy oils in a nourishing almond oil base:

  • Tea Tree essential oil contains a large number of active constituents which have well known antiseptic and insecticide properties. One of Tea Tree Oil’s most powerful properties is its ability to ward off and repel parasites, including head lice. (Canyon, D. V. and Speare, R. "A comparison of botanical and synthetic substances commonly used to prevent head lice (Pediculus humanus var. capitis) infestation." Int J Dermatol 2007;46(4):422-426 ). Not only will Tea Tree Oil repel and smother the lice, but it will also cleanse the bites and help the body to resist secondary infection. (Caelli M and Riley T. "Tea tree oil - an alternative topical decolonization agent for adult inpatients with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - a pilot study". J Hosp Infect 1998;40 (Suppl A):9.)
  • Rosemary essential oil is a native Mediterranean shrub that is now cultivated widely elsewhere. The strong fragrance of Rosemary makes it a natural insect repellent, and the oil is well known to smother and suffocate pests. Rosemary not only stimulates hair follicles to promote healthy hair growth, but is also a nourishing conditioner and tonic for the hair itself, leaving the strands soft and silky and easy to comb. (Hay, I. C., Jamieson, M., and Ormerod, A. D. Randomized trial of aromatherapy. "Successful treatment for alopecia areata". Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(11):1349-1352)
  • Rose Geranium essential oil is native to South Africa, but is now cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Africa, Asia and Europe. Pelargonium owes its powerful insect repellent qualities to its rich content of Citronella oils. In addition, Pelargonium has well known antiseptic properties and will impart a beautiful orange-rose fragrance to the product.

Naughty Nits Hair Spritzer combines the following pure essential aromatherapy oils in a carrier base of water and alcohol:

  • Tea Tree essential oil contains a large number of active constituents which have well known antiseptic and insecticide properties. One of Tea Tree Oil’s most powerful properties is its ability to ward off and repel parasites, including head lice. (Canyon, D. V. and Speare, R. "A comparison of botanical and synthetic substances commonly used to prevent head lice (Pediculus humanus var. capitis) infestation." Int J Dermatol 2007;46(4):422-426 ). Not only will Tea Tree Oil repel and smother the lice, but it will also cleanse the bites and help the body to resist secondary infection. (Caelli M and Riley T. "Tea tree oil - an alternative topical decolonization agent for adult inpatients with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - a pilot study". J Hosp Infect 1998;40 (Suppl A):9.)
  • Rosemary essential oil is a native Mediterranean shrub that is now cultivated widely elsewhere. The strong fragrance of Rosemary makes it a natural insect repellent, and the oil is well known to smother and suffocate pests. Rosemary not only stimulates hair follicles to promote healthy hair growth, but is also a nourishing conditioner and tonic for the hair itself, leaving the strands soft and silky and easy to comb. (Hay, I. C., Jamieson, M., and Ormerod, A. D. Randomized trial of aromatherapy. "Successful treatment for alopecia areata". Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(11):1349-1352)
  • Rose Geranium essential oil is native to South Africa, but is now cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Africa, Asia and Europe. Pelargonium owes its powerful insect repellent qualities to its rich content of Citronella oils. In addition, Pelargonium has well known antiseptic properties and will impart a beautiful orange-rose fragrance to the product.

These essential oils not only safely repel and smother the lice, but also loosen the nits from the hair shaft, allowing them to be combed out using a metal nit comb which can be found at most drugstores.

4. Are there any chemicals in the Naughty Nits products?

The herbal and aromatherapeutic ingredients in our Naughty Nits products are 100% safe and natural and contain no toxic chemicals. This means that you can confidently and safely use these products on your child as often as you need to.

5. How do you use the Naughty Nits products?

For best results, it is recommended to use all three products in combination.

Adults & Children 1+:

Step 1

Naughty Nits Shampoo: Squeeze a small amount of shampoo onto palm of hand and apply onto scalp. Massage shampoo into scalp incorporating ends of hair and leave in for 5 minutes, then rinse.

Step 2

Naughty Nits Hair Oil: Gently massage oil into scalp working towards hair ends. If working with long hair, divide hair into sections and massage from scalp to ends incorporating the hairline, to ensure even distribution throughout infected area. Comb through hair in one-inch sections repeatedly with a metal nit comb (available at most drugstores). After oil is distributed in hair, wrap head in an old towel to prevent staining and leave overnight. 

Special Instructions: Shampoo oil out in the morning using Naughty Nits Shampoo.

Step 3

Naughty Nits Spritzer: Shake bottle before use. Pointing away from the face, spray lightly to cover scalp surface and nape of the neck. Take care to avoid the eyes. Finish by combing hair.

Special instructions: Repeat use of Naughty Nits Shampoo after 2 weeks. Naughty Nits Spritzer may also be used alone to prevent re-infestation.

Caution: Protection is recommended to prevent Naughty Nits Oil from marking bed linens and pajamas. All products are not recommended for babies under one year unless under medical supervision and are for external use only. Safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not yet been established. Naughty Nits Hair Oil contains groundnut oils and is therefore not recommended for people with nut allergies.

6. When will improvement be seen?

Results should be noticeable immediately after using Naughty Nits Hair Oil as directed. Regular use of Naughty Nits Spritzer will keep lice infestation at bay.

7. What is the life cycle of the head louse?

Head lice can survive on a human host for an average of 30 days. In general they do not survive more than 48 hours off the host. A female louse lays approximately 3 to 5 eggs a day. Eggs take about 7-10 days to hatch, and another 7-10 day cycle to mature and lay their own eggs.

8. Must the Naughty Nits products be used together?

For best results, it is recommended to use all the products in combination. Naughty Nits Spritzer may be used alone for the child who is currently lice-free for maintenance during times of frequent infestation exposure.

9. How are lice spread?

Head lice can spread whenever direct contact of the hair or head occurs with an infested individual. Sharing personal items such as pillows, hats, towels, brushes, hair ties and helmets also facilitates spreading of hair lice.

10. How do I treat lice on bedding, towels and toys?

To prevent lice re-infestation, bedding and towels should be treated by washing in warm water and detergent. Make sure to place items in the dryer for at least 30 minutes. Since lice cannot live away from a host for longer than 2 days, pillows and toys can be treated by placing them in secured plastic bags for a 48 hour time period.

11. Does Naughty Nits have any side effects?

No, Naughty Nits does not have any side effects as it is 100% natural and herbal. The ingredients of Naughty Nits have a high safety profile and are generally very well tolerated without any side effects. The herbal and aromatherapeutic ingredients are safe and effective for children and have been specially chosen for their high safety profile in children's remedies.

12. Is Naughty Nits approved by the FDA?

The FDA oversees all food and drug products. Since Naughty Nits is an herbal dietary supplement, it falls under the ambit of the FDA. In 1994 the FDA set up guidelines for dietary supplements, including labeling requirements, and created the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA). Mom's Magic follows all of DSHEA's guidelines. In addition, Native Remedies is an FDA-registered Food Facility, and all of our products are manufactured in a Pharmaceutical Graded, GMP-certified facility to guarantee the highest degree of consistency, reliability and potency.

13. In what form does Naughty Nits come?

Naughty Nits Hair Oil is an aromatherapy oil that is massaged onto the scalp and hair and is for external use only.

Naughty Nits Spritzer is an aromatherapy oil in a spritzer base that is sprayed directly onto hair and is for external use only.

14. How do you properly store this product?

Best storage is in a cool (not cold) dark place out of direct sunlight such as a cupboard or closet. The product does not need to be refrigerated.

15. How long does a bottle last?

Naughty Nits Hair Oil comes in a 60ml bottle and Spritzer in a 100ml bottle. Exactly how long each product will last depends on how frequently each of the products is used and the length of the child's hair.

16. How long has this product been on the market?

All of our natural remedies are formulated by our expert team of herbalists, naturopaths and homeopaths, and headed by Michele Carelse. Michele has been providing these natural remedies to her clients, with great success, for over ten years. All Native Remedies products are manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards - using only the best quality raw ingredients from nature's medicine chest - that is why we are The Natural Choice.