Created by moms for moms
In 2010, when Lisa Rudquist and Rachel Knutson first learned their kids contracted lice at school, they were worried, embarrassed…and itchy.
As registered nurses, they were shocked to find the over-the- counter treatments made their kids’ eyes burn and smelled terrible. Worse yet, they also contained kerosene derivatives, pesticides and petroleum – the last things you want to put on your child’s head.
Lisa and Rachel learned there were no organic or all-natural treatments on the market. But instead of running from the bugs, they faced them “head” on. After an impromptu minivan conference in the school parking lot, they channeled their energies into finding a better way to annihilate the critters.
Ladibugs was born.
The duo then teamed up with a chemist and tested a myriad of products, landing on an all-natural solution that includes peppermint – a natural lice repellent. Not only does it smell good, there are no burning eyes!
Less than a year after their first conversation, they launched Ladibugs – a full line of chemical-free head lice prevention and elimination products. Used with a special metal micro-grooved comb, they are the most effective and only truly all-natural treatment on the market today.
In May 2011, the Ladibugs product line was tested at select Kids’ Hair locations in the Midwest. In just one month, Ladibugs lice prevention and elimination lines became the top selling products for Kids’ Hair.
Ladibugs products are now being sold in salons across the country, including Great Clips and Kids’ Hair locations. Ladibugs is constantly expanding its reach. Check back for additional locations near you.
Lisa and Rachel understand the panic parents go through when an infestation happens. That’s why they decided to help in a way no other lice treatment company does. Ladibugs makes house calls in the Twin Cities metropolitan area as well as provides a 24/7 hotline. In the first year, Ladibugs treated 3,000 cases of head lice with around-the-clock assistance.
Ladibugs also opened their first lice removal center in July 2011 where they treat clients with their product line and a dose of discretion.