Homemade Spider Repellent with Peppermint Essential Oil
Ok, I know I’ve been talking about essential oils a lot lately, but come on – they are pretty darn great, am I wrong? Today I want to talk about homemade spider repellent with essential oils. Spiders HATE peppermint oil, along with other oils!
This time of year, I always have to get outside and clean up after the summer. Right now when the weather is so mild, all the spiders are taking advantage of leaf piles, grass and dirt that has accumulated around the house – outside and in. I have seen so many spider webs with egg sacs in the past few weeks and have been trying to get rid of them with a broom when I see them. But they just keep coming back.
The other evening I found the limp body of a brown wolf spider that had been scurrying around the living room INSIDE my house! *Shiver* this is not good! I am now getting my homemade spider repellent made up and spraying all over inside and outside! No chemicals at our house!
Homemade Spider Repellent Recipe with Essential Oils
What you need:
- Spray Bottle
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Dish Soap
Fill the spray bottle with 1 teaspoon dishwashing soap, 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil and fill the rest with water.
Then you just need to spray the peppermint water in the cracks and gaps where spiders can enter your home! You can rest easy spraying inside your home as well since this is an all-natural homemade spider repellent. Also works for mice and other insects!
Spiders do not like peppermint oil. The strong smell will send them scurrying in the other direction and away from your home.
Essential oils fill your home with fresh and natural scents. You can be sure you’re providing your loved ones with a safe environment free from harmful chemicals when you use aromatherapy oils to clean and deodorize your home. Also, essential oils will keep pests and germs out of your house, making them an invaluable staple to your home.