This week has been one of those crazy weeks, so when I got the call from one of my older daughters that James had put gum in Shayna’s hair while they were swimming, I wasn’t surprised. It was par for the course in a week like this. I told Khrystyna I’d be there in a few minutes and before I hung up she said, “Mom, it’s bad. Just thought you should know.”
Now if you’ll indulge me for a minute, I want to flashback to a few months ago. For the past year, I’ve been working hard to use less chemicals and other toxic products in our home. I’d been hearing a lot about essential oils, so when I had the chance to go to a Young Living class, I jumped at the opportunity. While there, my friend was telling me all the things she used lemon oil for and she mentioned that it takes gum out of hair easily.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I headed out with a bottle of Young Living Lemon Oil. When I got there, this is what I found.
The gum was smashed into the hair on the very top of her head which meant that the oil had to work because cutting it out wasn’t an option.
After taking a picture of the gum in her hair (I’m a blogger, what did you expect?), I put a few drops of oil and rubbed it around. I expected the process to take a long time and a lot of oil, but with just a few drops of Lemon Oil and about 30 seconds, I had the gum completely out of her hair. There was no whining, no tugging, and no crying. There were a few tiny little balls of gum that came right out once I used a comb on her hair. (I neglected to bring one when I ran out the door.)
If you’re looking for a safe and easy way to get gum out of hair, I highly recommend keeping a bottle of Young Living’s Lemon Essential Oil on hand. It smells delicious and does an amazing job at getting gum out of hair! You can check out your purchasing options here.
Disclosure: I am a Young Living Distributor, however, I’m sharing this because it’s seriously awesome. If you choose to purchase any oil through my link, I will make a commission off your purchase (thanks in advance).