I have completed the treatment but I can still see live lice in the hair. What should I do?
Sometimes the treatment has not had sufficient contact time with live lice and they appear to move quite slowly. These lice are dying and should be removed with the fingernails.
I can still see eggs attached to the hair the following day. Has the treatment failed?
Not at all, the remaining ‘eggs’ or nits which are visible are either dead or empty shells. Simply remove with the fingernails.
I used Quit Nits treatment but my child came home from school re-infested two days later. Is Quit Nits safe to use again?
Quit Nits does not contain any toxic pesticides so it is safe to use as frequently as required.
The kit does not contain a bedding spray. Why not?
Head lice can only feed on a human host and must feed hourly to remain hydrated. About an hour after being separated from the host they begin to dehydrate and become ill. After 24 hours, they will die. Simply laundering and drying head scarves, hats or pillows is sufficient to kill lice. Using bedding sprays only increases you child’s exposure to pesticides.
If I’m pregnant or breastfeeding can I use your product?
Unlike pesticide based products, Quit Nits products do not contain any ingredient that is suspected of causing health problems for pregnant or nursing mothers. The products should be safe for use except in circumstances where there is a history of allergy to the active ingredients. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
Why should the cap be removed overnight when using the Advance Treatment product?
Although it is important to keep the Advance Treatment wet, it is essential to remove the shower cap from your young children to avoid risk of suffocation while sleeping.
I have used head lice treatments before and the hair was left dry and brittle. Will this happen with Quit Nits?
Quit Nits products will leave the hair soft and shiny just like a regular conditioner.
Wild Child is a Western Australia-based company that develops safe, natural, healthcare products for the whole family, including Quit Nits Natural Head Lice Treatment. By basing its products in science, Wild Child aims to bridge the gap between traditional and homeopathic medicines.
Founded in 1997, by CEO Leanne Preston, Wild Child has expanded both its product range and distribution channels during the past ten years. Wild Child products are sold throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK and now the U.S.
Wild Child was founded by Leanne Preston in Margaret River, Australia, following the unpleasant discovery that her youngest daughter had head lice.
After consulting her local chemist, Leanne was horrified to learn that the most common head lice treatment was a shampoo containing toxic chemicals that can cause illness and even death. Amazingly, not a single natural head lice treatment was available.
After a period of intensive research, Leanne developed a prototype of a product for head lice (subsequently called Quit Nits), which used essential oils to deliver highly effective results. Being a recently separated mother of three children without any financial support and wanting to be available for her children, she decided to set up a home-based business to manufacture and distribute the natural head lice treatment she’d first developed for her daughter. Thus, in the living room of her Margaret River home, Wild Child was born.
From the beginning, Leanne envisaged an export-driven company, having discovered that the gap in the Australian market for a natural head lice treatment also existed in the rest of the developed world. The unique characteristics of Quit Nits – that it provides a safe, natural alternative to highly toxic conventional products – are as relevant to overseas markets as they are locally.
In the first years of operation, Wild Child’s Quit Nits head lice products captured a respectable percentage of the head lice treatment market in Australia, becoming a standard stock item in Australian pharmacies, as well as in Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.
Leanne had always thought globally, and decided that the best way to begin breaking down barriers to entry in Europe was to start in the UK. As an English speaking country with low trade barriers and low regulatory costs, doing business in the UK with three times the population of Australia was the logical first step. Starting at the top, Wild Child approached Boots the Chemist, the largest distributor of head lice preparations in the UK.
Since then Wild Child has been an enormous success, first in Australia and subsequently across Europe and Britain, where it has revolutionized the treatment of head lice and taken on the major multi-national pharmaceutical companies whose chemical products had dominated the market for 80 years. After proving the effectiveness and popularity of Quit Nits in Australia, Leanne traveled to Britain in 2003 and convinced the Boots pharmacy chain to stock her product in its 1,400 stores.
The Boots account provided essential credibility to Wild Child’s marketability as a serious player in children’s health care in Europe and beyond. In the 2005/06 financial year, Wild Child launched its products into Ireland, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Slovakia off the back of the Boots contract. The recent establishment of a business development and support infrastructure in Europe means that Wild Child is now better able to market its products to major retailers throughout the region.
As of January 2008, Quit Nits natural head lice products have been launched in the U.S., the world’s largest market for head lice products, and its line of head lice products are now available at all 6,200 CVS pharmacies across the nation. Presently, the company has already succeeded in developing a substantial manufacturing and distribution infrastructure.
A key part of the Wild Child story is the evolution and understanding of the science behind the initial discovery which has subsequently led to the creation of the Biotech Product Development division. This division is focused on natural and nature identical products, including a range of natural sunscreens that are complimentary to the company’s core principles. This line of sunscreen is not currently available for sale in the U.S.
As Chief Executive of Wild Child, Preston has been recognized with a range of national honors including the 2007 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, the winner of the Yellow Business Owner of the Year and the Australian Government Business Innovation Award.
The Complete Lice Kit contains two tubes of Advance Lice Treatment Cream and one Everyday Preventative Spray. It eliminates head lice and their eggs with the treatment cream and prevent re-infestation with the everyday preventative spray.
• Only two simple steps to treat head lice and prevent re-infestation:
◦ Apply treatment cream to dry hair
◦ Wash out without the need of combing• The kit contains:
◦ Two (2) Tubes of the Advance Lice Treatment Cream
◦ One (1) Everyday Preventative Spray, the first of its kind
• Both made with certified natural active ingredients originating in the Australian outback
• Non-toxic; no chemical pesticides
• Safe for repeated use
• Pleasant fragrance
• Low allergy formula
• No combing of hair required
We also offer Quit Nits Head Lice Prevention.
The ingredients in the Advance Treatment are:
Quassia Amara 2X HPUS….lice and egg treatment
Staphysagria 6x HPUS….head lice
Sabadilla 6x HPUS….head lice
Head lice. The words strike fear in the hearts of parents everywhere. Children are sent home from school as parents are confronted with how to treat the condition.
In 1997, Leanne Preston, single mother of three, living in Margaret River, Australia, was no different. So when one of her daughters came home from school with head lice, she was horrified to find that the leading head lice treatments contained toxic chemicals, so harmful they can be deadly. Concerned, she started researching an alternative way to get rid of head lice. By mixing essential oils, Preston discovered and patented a new natural compound, now a key active ingredient in her company’s lice product line. What resulted from months of investigation was a non-toxic head lice remedy with natural actives from the Australian bush, which proved safe and effective. During an in vitro trial, Quit Nits head lice treatments were even found to be more effective than most other treatments.
A decade later, the Quit Nits anti head lice products, which are bestsellers in Australia and in Europe, are now available at one of America’s biggest drug store chains, CVS — good news for the 6 to 12 million Americans who become infested with head lice every year and now have the option to choose an effective safe alternative to the current toxic treatments.
• Made with certified natural active ingredients originating in the Australian outback
• Non-toxic; no chemical pesticides
• Low allergy formula
• No combing of hair required
• Safe for use in pregnant and nursing mothers.
"We believe that Wild Child's acknowledgement of our need to exist as part of nature, our hopes for the world and our responsibility to its children are the reasons for our being and the motivations for our growth." Leanne Preston - Founder