Lice, Lice, Baby. Day 5 of The Mint Chip Mama’s Favorite Things: Vamousse

The Mint Chip Mama: Vamousse Kids and lice product

Lice is something you hope you never have to deal with, but you want to be prepared in case it comes. This is why I have a Vamousse and have an arsenal of it – at the ready – in my closet.

What Girl Scouts Taught Me

When I was a Girl Scout Brownie, one of my biggest achievements was selling the most cookies and earning a “Saturn” necklace from the BACK of the catalog. This was the highest reward one could earn and twenty five years later I am still very proud. Huzzah! (Side note: I recently found it at my mom’s house behind my (still wrapped) Wedgwood India wedding china and immediately felt a rush of pride. I put it on and have told everyone who would listen (and those forced to – read: cashiers, dry cleaner, Girl Scouts on the street, etc) this story.) My point – yes I have one – besides now forcing YOU to hear my story – (ha, ha, made you listen) – is Girl Scouts taught me the motto “Be Prepared”.

The Mint Chip Mama: Saturn Girl Scout Necklace

Be Prepared

This is something I have lived by for as long as I can remember. It annoys the you-know-what out of my husband as I am generally prepared for a nuclear holocaust – you know, just in case. But I like to have everything I need at a fingers distance just in case. Hey – it’s a good motto!

Enter Vamousse

So with that said – I recently learned about Vamousse Head Lice Treatment products. Products I hope I never have to use. Now that my daughter is in school (and camp right now), I fear every day looking in her bag I will find one of those “dreaded lice letters”. Oh, someone in the school has lice – fantastic! Allow me to send my child in tomorrow in this lovely bubble I bought on Amazon Prime. Blech. Sorry if I made you itch. So what can you do about it?

Lice Defense Is The Best Offense

You can start using Vamousse Head Lice Defense Shampoo ASAP. Since you were prepared too, you already have it in your closet (go you). Because it uses non-toxic, natural ingredients (that means NO PESTICIDES!) to prevent infestation by killing lice before they lay eggs, it won’t hurt to use it just-in-case. You will make yourself feel better because you have an “action plan” and stop the unwanted pests in their tracks. If they are there. Which you don’t want to really think about. Blech. Isn’t that exciting! You don’t have to poison your kid to get rid of or prevent these pesky intruders.

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When I heard that I had to get it. It’s there right now on my shelf quoting Benjamin Franklin — ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. Plus, Vamousse Head Lice Defense Shampoo is designed to be used in place of your regular daily shampoo.

Ew, But What If I Get The Lice Letter

So you get the letter, you go to your closet, you pull it out & then you can use it that night. For me, that is the utmost being prepared. Go buy it now! Still itching? You can use it too. In fact, the whole family can use it since it is preventative and non-toxic.

But What If My Kid Is Lice Patient Zero?

Now, let’s go to that dreaded place – the letter came home because of your own little pigpen. If you have a bottle of Vamousse Head Lice Treatment Mousse in your closet you can simply go get it and start using it on your poor child currently locked in the closet. The lice treatment is proven to kill 100% of lice and eggs, in just 15 minutes, It kills lice AND eggs with 1 application (no other product kills lice AND eggs), it is a mousse product – with a canister nozzle – providing quick and accurate application that is less likely to drip in your child’s eyes, it is proven to kill 100% of resistant head lice (meaning you win!), it is non-toxic, pesticide free, and safe for children 2 years and older.

The Mint Chip Mama: Vamousse Lice Treatment

It’s My Favorite Thing I’ve Never Used

I know this series is about my “favorite things” so I hope you’ll be cool with me saying this is a favorite thing without ever having used it. If you aren’t, tough – I prefer to keep it that way! But in all honestly, I have thought of buying a preventative shampoo before but just can’t bring myself to buying something with pesticides for my little girl. That’s why I was really excited about this product. This is an absolute necessity for your Back to School shopping cart.

Thank you Vamousse for introducing me to a great, safe product. You have become one of my favorite things!

*Vamousse GIVEAWAY*

Vamousse has offered to give away a Set of Vamousse Lice Treatment and Prevention Shampoo to one lucky reader!

To win – please post in the comment section below:

What’s your “freak-out” story when you got the dreaded letter or found out there was a lice outbreak?

Winner will be chosen Wednesday, August 13th, 2014.

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Vamousse Brand Heritage

Here is a little more on Vamousse because as you know – I LOVE learning about the heritage of brands:

Vamousse was created by Brooke Bissinger, the head of Research & Design at TyraTech, located in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. Brooke is a mom of two and holds a PhD in Entomology from North Carolina State University. She can be seen here on a recent WRAL TV interview with a local mom blogger in North Carolina.

The decade old TyraTech’s motto is “putting nature to work”. They have developed a unique technology platform able to transform safe active ingredients into potent insect control products. Their platform is based on proprietary technology discovered at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (11, 8, and 5). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. Stacey is also an active PTA member ((including a former & current PTA president) as well as a Girl Scout troop leader. Her musings on motherhood, Manhattan, the suburbs, and more can be found here and on Facebook at The Mint Chip Mama. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

7 thoughts on “Lice, Lice, Baby. Day 5 of The Mint Chip Mama’s Favorite Things: Vamousse

  1. The K-center sent home a note that a child in the class had it…. That was it I was completely skeeved out…. I went and bought RID just in case we needed it yuck!!!

  2. Luckily, I have never gotten one of those letters! My daughter is only 2- but I’m itchy beyond belief after reading this blog- and while writing my response! I NEED to get my hands on this stuff, just incase I ever do get that dreaded letter!! Scratch scratch

  3. Congratulations to both Alison AND Dayna! We don’t want anyone to feel unprepared if that letter comes home so we are giving each of you a Vamousse product to try! Double the winners double the fun!

  4. My daughter was home sick, laying in her bed, and ran screaming from her room, yelling,” there’s a bug in my bed!”.. not the words this mom wants to hear.. I calmly told her it was probably bc I left the Windows open, ..no big deal.. She was really freaked out, so I told her to go take a shower.. When she was done, she said she was
    Still itchy, and needed help brushing her hair.. That’s when I saw them..LICE. IN.HER.HAIR.OH.MY.WORD.I wanted to burn the house down. But being the mom that I am, I called my young son in to check him as well.. I think I saw something.. not sure..but it didn’t matter..the whole house needed to be treated. I called the school and had them get my other FIVE boys ready..they were coming home to be treated too.. 6 haircuts, 18 loads of laundry, 9 heads of RID , tea tree oil, olive oil, vinegar, combing… and a week later.. I find a NIT ON My head. A NIT. I AM GOING TO DIE. So I decide to reach for the next I bought in desperation.VAMOUSE. oh how I hope this works!! Let the games begin 🙂

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