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Treating lice in your home

Treating lice in your home

Millions of children get lice every single year. Unfortunately, these little critters can spread rapidly if they aren’t dealt with quickly. It’s not uncommon for the whole family to get head lice, and the only way to really get rid of lice once and for all is to treat the head and the home. That being said, lice, once off the head, are quite fragile, and they cannot survive longer than 24-48 hours tops. So the focus should be 90% on the head, and 10% on the home. If you are currently trying to eliminate lice from your home here are some helpful time-saving tips that you can utilize.

Kill Them With Heat

Go straight for the dryer. Both nits and lice will die in high heat. So you can easily put items like pillowcases, bathrobes, sheets, quilts, hats, clothes, and blankets in the dryer on the hottest setting for up to 20 minutes. There is no need to continually wash everything beforehand.

Seal Items In A Plastic Bag

If there are some items that you can’t or don’t want to put in your dryer, you don’t need to throw them away. You can easily put them in a sealable plastic bag, and let them sit in there for 2 days. Since the lice won’t have a host to feed off of, they will die quickly. Or, you can even use our LiceLogic Clear & Free All Purpose Spray on any surface that may have come into contact with lice, including backpacks, coats, carpets, furniture, mattresses, bedding, etc.

Vacuum Furniture And Carpets

Head Lice occasionally fall off the human head when they sense danger and can land somewhere while waiting to find a new human host. So lice can be present on a wide variety of surfaces, including mattresses, furniture, and carpets. Fortunately, you can get rid of lice by vacuuming these items. You may want to continue to vacuum certain areas until all members of your family are lice-free.

Soak Combs And Brushes

A lot of people throw away their brushes, combs, and hair accessories once they find out that someone in their household has lice. Fortunately, this isn’t necessary since you can get rid of lice and nits by soaking brushes and combs in LiceLogic Clear & Free All Purpose Lice Spray, which is made with natural enzymes that are non-toxic. Don’t forget to remove all hair and debris beforehand and dispose in a sealed plastic bag. Once you are finished soaking your items, make sure you thoroughly rinse each item in hot water.

By utilizing all of the tips mentioned above you can get rid of lice, including super lice, safely and effectively in your home. Remember, there is never a need to use dangerous and toxic pesticides in your home or on your head when treating a lice infestation.

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How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

This is a question we are frequently asked by dog parents, and the answer is it will vary from breed to breed. The frequency of dog bathing is also dependent on their lifestyle and habits, as well as the season and climate your dogs or puppies live in.

If your dog loves to spend time outside digging and rolling in the dirt, one would generally want to bathe them about every four to five weeks on average, unless there was a very stinky or dirty event that needed immediate cleansing and odor relief.

If your dog gets smelly in between full shampoo baths, you can always use a spray on product such as a BarkLogic Leave In Coat Conditioning Spray, naturally scented with essential oils which you can spritz onto your pet’s fur, and comb through the coat for a quick, easy, and  aroma-therapeutic refresh any time of day.

Puppies and dogs that spend more time indoors will not require as many baths as dogs that are mostly outdoor dogs. Depending on how smelly they get, a bath somewhere between every 8 to 12 weeks can be sufficient.

Double-coated breeds, such as Pomeranians and Labs, are recommended to be bathed every three months, or less, unless they get particularly smelly. Their oily double coats may have a tendency to dry out from too much shampooing, depleting their natural oils and protective properties, and may decrease the built in, natural water resistance their coat has.


What Happens if You Bathe a Dog Too Often?

Just like humans, shampooing your dog or puppy too often has a tendency to dry out the skin and hair, leading to irritation, scratching and in extreme cases possible skin lesions, hot spots, and sores.

With excessive shampooing a dog's hair quickly loses its natural shine and can also become damaged, brittle and broken. If your dog's fur has ever felt rough to the touch, this could well be the reason. As well, their skin can be stripped of its’ natural protective oil barrier, known as the epidermal barrier, which controls natural skin hydration, and protects against environmental hazards such as allergens, irritants, and pollutants.

Another important variable that can lead to dry, itchy, and scaly skin in dogs can be harsh ingredients in the dog grooming product(s) you are using. Many dog and puppy grooming shampoos and conditioners do not rinse away fully and contain sulfates, parabens, and polyethylene glycol. These ingredients can be harsh on both dog and human skin, and can leave behind a residue that builds up over time and irritates the skin. Therefore it is best to use no sulfate, no paraben, and PEG free grooming products that are safe for your dogs or puppies delicate skin.

That is why one of the best ways to keep your dog fresh and looking healthy and clean between baths is to commit to a daily brushing schedule with a natural plant based shampoo. This will help to keep your dogs coat freshly scented, silky, and refreshed, while your pets skin is nourished and protected naturally.

 plant and mineral based ingredients


What Happens if You Don't Bathe a Dog Often Enough?

Although it’s not healthy to bathe your dog too frequently, not bathing them enough or at all can also put the health of your pets skin and coat at risk.

If you decline to wash your dog – or don’t wash them enough – all of the dirt, debris and bugs your dog may have picked up on their travels will hang around on their skin and in their fur. Dogs can absorb allergens through their skin.

This can lead to irritation, scratching and eventually - in extreme cases - lesions.

Tips For How to Bathe Your Dog Safely

When you want to bathe your dog or puppy, a little preparation makes it so much easier and enjoyable for both of you. The best results always come with some planning.

  • Prepare your chosen bathing area for bath time - Gather all the products you plan to use in advance, including sulfate free dog shampoo, paraben free dog conditioner, and PEG free coat detangling spray, a dog brush, and absorbent bath towels. It is also helpful to keep healthy treats nearby to reward and reinforce good behavior
  • Before bathing - De-tangle your dog’s coat with a brush to remove and loosen any knots, tangles, debris, and dirt.
  • Remove your dog’s collar and lead – If your dog needs to be restrained, use a muzzle and/or a bathing tether.
  • The water should be lukewarm - Make sure the water is not too hot, which will dry your dogs skin. The water should feel like room temperature on the inside of your wrist.
  • Use a non-skid mat - place a no slip mat for dogs on the floor of the chosen bathing area so your dog won’t slip or fall.
  • Introduce the water slowly – Keep the water power low and spray a small area of their back or shoulder first, allowing them time to get used to the sensation.
  • Apply shampoo, massage gently, and use a brush – Avoid getting shampoo in eyes, and use a soft brush in order to brush the shampoo down the body through coat, in the direction of hair growth, to ensure an even and deep clean. Then use the same brush to gently clean the paw pads.

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  • Rinse coat thoroughly- Start at the head, keeping product out of the eyes, and work your way down the rest of their body. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear and the coat is residue free.
  • Apply a coat conditioner for dogs – Help seal in moisture, protect the fur, and keep your dog’s coat shiny and nourished. Always avoid getting the product into your dogs or puppy’s eyes.
  • Remove your dog from the tub or sink- Wrap your dog or puppy in an absorbent towel. Blot the coat to remove excess water. Avoid rubbing the coat to dry as this can tangle the fur. Also allow your pet to shake themselves dry naturally.
  • Make sure your dog or puppy stays warm until they are completely dry, especially in colder winter temperatures.
  • Always choose brands that fully disclose all of their ingredients including what is in the scent or fragrance, to ensure the ingredients are safe, plant based, and phthalate free.


BarkLogic is a Full Line of Sulfate Free, Gentle, Non-Toxic, Grooming & Clean Up Products For Dogs & Is Puppy Safe. Made In The U.S.A. with Plant Based Ingredients & Natural Essential Oils.

cruelty-free and vegan

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Best Defense Against Head Lice?

Best Defense Against Head Lice?

1) Be Prepared And 2) Know How To Treat it!

Don’t be caught off guard when lice strikes!

The odds that your child will contract head lice at least once are extremely high. Some 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 12 get head lice every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that number only reflects the lice cases that were reported. So we know the actual incidence of head lice infestation is even higher!

Most parents, however, are completely unprepared when lice happens to their family. I know, because I was one of those parents, and my lack of lice knowledge made treating head lice super stressful and the process of lice treatment more lengthy than it needed to be. Most parents sprint to the local drug store or pharmacy and unwittingly purchase products that no longer work, and for the most part, the only kind that are on the shelf, The OTC (over the counter) lice treatment products. That is exactly what I did, and the product not only did not work, my daughter had a seizure within minutes of it being applied to her head. It was only then that I noticed the possible side effects on the brochure. This product contained a pesticide and the list of potential adverse reactions was alarming. Thankfully, my daughter made a full recovery, but I felt an enormous sense of guilt combined with outrage, that products like this were being sold to unsuspecting parents who simply wanted to get rid of a lice infestation on their child.

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In an instant I went from not knowing anything about lice to suddenly wanting to learn all I could. I never wanted to be in the position to have to pour toxic chemicals on my children’s head again, in order to treat lice, and I did not want other parents to have to be either. It was this shocking event that inspired me to set upon this journey to create non-toxic and safe lice and nit elimination products so all parents could have the option to treat lice the safe and natural way - Without noxious fumes, dangerous chemicals, and adverse health risks. Notably, it has been widely reported over the last several years that scientific studies show that 98% of head lice in at least 42 states are resistant to the pesticides used in the most popular over-the-counter lice products, yet doctors and pharmacists continue to recommend these products as the first line of defense, and those companies continue to produce and sell them. This is one of the reasons so many parents are having such a tough time treating lice and getting rid of lice infestations on their kids heads. Simply put, they are using products that are no longer effective to get rid of headlice. Adding to the issue is that the more effective and safe natural lice products are not readily available at most drugstores, pharmacies, and Big Box stores like Target and Walmart. Many people do not even realize there are natural lice remedies that do not contain pesticides

This is why it is so important to be prepared. Just like Band Aids and anti-biotic ointment are kept in the medicine cabinet, it makes a lot of sense to keep a non-toxic enzyme based lice shampoo along with a durable nit comb with stainless steel teeth, on hand too That way you will have exactly what you need in your home when lice strikes, and you won’t have to compromise and end up using something that is ineffective and potentially dangerous. (LiceLogic Clear & Free Shampoo and LiceLogic Clear & Free Eliminator Mousse)

Logic Products offers our LiceLogic Clear & Free Shampoo and LiceLogic Clear & Free Lice and Nit Eliminator Mousse for total lice elimination. Our formulas have been independently tested by the leading lice expert in the country, and since they are made with natural plant based enzymes lice cannot become resistant to them. LiceLogic products are pesticide free, and refreshingly scented with pure and natural Peppermint Essential Oil, so both adults and children love the scent. LiceLogic Products are also safe for daily use, vegan, cruelty free, and will rinse away easily leaving no residue behind. (Available on the Logic Products website and on Amazon)


Part 2: Learn Your Lice Facts! It only takes a few minutes:

The next step in your lice battle plan is to learn your lice facts and understand the life cycle of lice. It only takes a few minutes and becomes so much easier to treat and get rid of lice and lice eggs, also called nits, when you understand the modus operandi of the enemy. This knowledge will help you keep your family and kids lice free by nipping lice infestations in the bud quickly and efficiently.

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Important Lice Facts Every Parent Should Know

* Lice infestations have been documented by every civilization in the world.

* The cycle of a head louse has three stages: A nit, also known as an egg, is laid and then hatches into a nymph, also known as a baby louse, which then grows into an adult louse.

* The classic symptoms of head lice are a very itchy scalp often accompanied by vigorous scratching and the sensation of something moving or crawling through the hair.

* In some cases one may find red sores or superficial red bumps or bite marks that appear as small red spots, especially around the ear area and the nape of the neck.

* Head lice do not like bright light so it is best to check in direct sunlight or under a bright light.

* Head lice can be very difficult to spot as they move quickly. The are able to crawl about nine inches a minute, but cannot fly or jump.

* The nymphs (or baby lice) are the hardest of all to see as they are very small and move fast.

* The nits (eggs) are usually oval in shape and can range in color from white to off-white, yellow, brown or reddish.

* If you run your fingers down the hair shaft and feel something like a grain of sand attached to a strand of hair, and it does not move when you blow on it, and cannot be flicked or washed away, it is very likely a nit.

* Head lice feed on the scalp about five times a day.

* They inject a tiny amount of saliva into the head in order to keep the blood from clotting and begin sucking tiny amounts of blood.

* During its lifetime, the female louse can lay up to 150 eggs at a rate of about 6 to 8 per day.

* The life expectancy of a louse is from 3 to 6 weeks, from birth to death. This may vary with temperature, humidity, and climate.

* The female lays eggs close to the scalp, usually no further than on the first ½ inch of hair and may move down the hair shaft as they mature. This is one of the ways to gauge how old a lice infestation is. The further down the hair shaft a nit is, the older it is.

* When an egg or nit hatches, it releases a nymph (or baby louse) while the nit shell (or egg shell) stays attached to the hair. The nit shells need to be manually removed. They will not wash away or fall off on their own.

* Lice are able to survive for only about 24 to 48 hours before needing to feed on a human host.

To learn more about LiceLogic please go to: https://www.logicproducts.com/collections/lice-logic

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