NIT-ENZ IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE!
Sweet Lemon Limited was established in 2006 and is a privately owned New Zealand family business.
Our ethos is to make organics affordable and easily accessible for everyone!
Nit-Enz is the first brand of high quality and cost effective organic products to be launched by Sweet Lemon Limited.
The Nit-Enz product range consists of a Certified Organic Shampoo, a Head Lice Repellent Hair Gel and Head Lice Repellent Hair Spray.
Our unique Certified Organic Shampoo was invented and developed by Rodney Innes in 1999.
Nit-Enz Certified Organic Shampoo was created out of necessity as head lice became an ongoing problem for our family and friends. At the time our youngest daughter was still an infant and there was no way we were going to subject her (or any of us) to dangerous synthetic chemicals. Rodney was already aware of the many incredible medicinal properties that pine extracts possess and through research and experimentation he developed our unique formulation for Nit-Enz Certified Organic Shampoo.
Rodney’s formulation proved so effective and easy to use that we soon had friends and neighbours constantly requesting more. We quickly realised a one off treatment would not work long term as our children spend so much of their time in contact with others that may be infested. A safe, effective and affordable ongoing system of control was required that would cut out re-infestation and tedious nit combing altogether. The Nit-Enz range of Natural Head Lice Solutions was born!
“After several nit infestations in my daughters school she has still not had one episode since I’ve been using your products for over a year now so I am very impressed, plus it’s natural…” Tracy
“It was literally a whole year…spending close to $700 on so many different ranges to get rid of head lice…I could not get rid of the infestation, no matter how much time or money I spent. Bought some (Nit-Enz) followed the treatment guidelines and within two treatments and ongoing shampooing, our head lice problem is gone! I cannot sing the products praises highly enough… So PRAISE to Nit-Enz and Melanie, saviours in the battle against head lice!” Tracey
“The great news is I have used the product tonight and the results were astounding, my daughters feedback in her words is “it smells lovely, it doesn’t sting my head like all the others, I really like this. I think it is the only one that works Mum.” The greatest pleasure is that I can see a sense of pride and lift in her spirit and confidence. That is just music to my ears, she has never had such soft shiny hair from any other products either. So I am pleased to say you have another glowing testimonial…” Fae
Head lice live for approximately 30 days on a host and a female louse may lay up to 100 nits (eggs) within this time. Head lice once off of their human hosts will eventually starve. The NPA suggests that, in most cases, a head louse will not survive for more than 24 hours off of its human host. However more than 24 hours after removal from a human host head lice have been observed by Nit-Enz – very much alive!
- Nits (the eggs of the head louse) are small yellowish-white, oval-shaped eggs that are “to the side of a hair shaft glued” at an angle.
- Once laid, it takes 7-10 days for a nit to hatch, and another 7-10 days for the female to mature and begin laying her own eggs.
- Once a nit has hatched it goes through a moulting phase. This will occur 3 times before the young louse becomes an adult.
- Nits from hatching feed up to 5 times a day.
- Head lice do not have a preference for clean or dirty, long or short, straight or curly hair. Any head is fair game.
- Head lice (pediculus humanus capitis) are flat bodied wingless insects with 6 short legs ending in huge claws that they use to cling to their hosts hair.
- Head lice have 2 “heat seeking” antennae which register temperature. Head lice survive within a 30 degrees Celsius contour, therefore they keep close to their food source, blood and lay their eggs within this warmth zone.
- Head lice are crawling insects. They cannot hop, jump, fly or swim.
- When the head lice’s host swims the head lice grips onto the hair shaft and blocks its breathing apertures and can hold its breath for hours if not days. They are not likely to leave the host’s head while in the water to go looking for a new host to feed and breed off.
- Head lice do not thrive on pets.
- Head lice need human blood in order to survive.Nit-Enz Products are available through out New Zealand at participating Pak N Save, New World and 4 Square Stores. We are also available through selected Hair Salons, Nit Treatment Salons and Schools.