Revolution: Monica Potter, Parenthood & Essential Oil Lice Remedy


The Revolution: Monica Potter & NBC’s Parenthood

Actress Monica Potter is a mom onscreen and off. In the NBC drama Parenthood, she plays Kristina Braverman, a mother of three. In real life, her three children range between the ages of 6 and 21. She joined Ty Pennington and Dr. Jennifer Ashton to share her insights on motherhood.

Monica made an entrance, bumping elbows instead of shaking hands, following the show’s gross opening segment. She said she has fun working on Parenthood. Ty Pennington praised the realism on the series.


Monica Potter: Essential Oils

Actress Monica Potter explained how she uses essential oils to treat lice on The Revolution. (Image Credit: Featureflash /

The Revolution: Type A Personality

Monica said he had one child every decade, and people in the mall mistake her and her oldest son as a couple. She said the attention was weird and made her feel dirty even though she hadn’t done anything wrong.

Dr. Jennifer asked about her character’s Type A Personality, and Monica said she shares some of those traits off screen. She is organized and is a neat freak, as is Dr. Jennifer.


Monica’s father was an inventor, and she said she thinks she has that gene as well. She is developing her own line of cleaning supplies. Read about Long Lasting Natural Cleaning Products.

Monica Potter: Dream Sauce & Essential Oils

Dr. Jennifer asked about some of Monica’s tricks to take care of her children. She said she used to make Dream Sauce, a blend of essential oils to help them relax in their bedrooms.

She also recommended putting Eucalyptus on a tissue as a study aid. Read more about Essential Oils & Aromatherapy. She said she sees the benefits for her kids, even when they get tired of her handiwork.

The Revolution: Lice Essential Oil Remedy

Ty said Monica developed a method to combat and prevent lice. She used a mix of Tea Tree, Spearmint, and Peppermint Essential Oils, which are strong astringents, but won’t be as rough on the scalp as over the counter lice shampoos.

For lice in bedding, Monica suggested putting Tea Tree Oil on a dryer sheet to help kill the lice. She recommended experimenting with these essential oils around the house, but said you should use precautions, like avoiding getting them in contact with your eyes.


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