Spider Repellent All Natural with Essential Oil
I don’t know about you, but I am TERRIFIED of spiders. Don’t get me wrong most bugs freak me out, but spiders get the best of me. I currently live in Florida and the scary part is the spiders are huge here compared to what I was use to seeing in Connecticut. We have banana spiders that I’ve seen grow to the size of a person’s head. That’s not why I started looking for a spider repellent all natural with essential oil.
I’m cursed with an unfortunate occurrence in my home, spiders. I have not just found one spider, but I’ve come across almost 5 in the same day and all were deadly. I opened my bathroom medicine cabinet to a spider just waiting for me. It started to buck it’s legs up and it jumped. After that traumatizing experience I started my search. Here is what I found:
Spiders hate the smell of peppermint oil, some studies have shown that they don’t like strong odors. Spiders will avoid peppermint oil, lavender essential oil, and vinegar. I chose to make my concoction with peppermint oil.
What You’ll need:
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
One Spray Bottle
One tbsp. dish soap
What to do:
Take your spray bottle and fill it up 80% with warm water. Put your tbsp. of dish soap inside the bottle with the water. Take your essential oil and add 10-12 drops, you want it to be a strong scent. You’ll want to spray your mix around the windows, door entry ways, cracks, and I sprayed it on the baseboards just to be safe.
I sprayed my house down with this mix about a week ago and haven’t seen a spider since! I didn’t think it’d work this great, but it has and I’m beyond thankful.