Natural Spider Repellent: Peppermint Oil
Spiders hate peppermint. Spiders don’t other like essential oils much either. The preppers out there may be wondering what this has to do with them.
In short, you don’t want a spider or other sort of infestation if the worst should happen. Even more, do you really want all those chemicals around to get rid of the spiders in your home?
Disclaimer: It is important to keep essential oils, like peppermint, away from pets. They may cause respitory problems. They may also cause organ damage, especially in cats. Use caution around your pets, your children, and yourselves.
While spiders do a lot of good, they are still a pest. At a certain point, they may get a little ot of hand. When that happens, you may want to take a look at using a natural spider repellent based on peppermint oil.
It is dead simple to make, it smells nice, and it is likely to be harmless for most people.
Some may not do so well with peppermint, but you can check out other recipes with other essential oils. Be careful of allergies though. Not everyone can handle the mint and other oils that make up these remedies.
We found a great and simple option at Jill’s Home Remedies that you may want to take a look at.
It involves 2 tablespoons of peppermint oil, a cup of water, and a spray bottle. Take a look at the article to see what Jill did, how she mixed up the recipe, and what her results are.
You would do well to take a look at her blog for other home remedies as well. It is a resource certainly worthy of bookmarking and coming back to.
What Other Essential Oils Can Be Used For A Natural Spider Repellent?
It seems like all of them. Eucalyptus is an essential oil that comes up often as a natural spider repellent. Others have used tea tree, cinnamon, lavender and even citronella.
What Are Your Experiences?
Have any of you used peppermint oil or other essential oils as a natural spider repellent? Let us know the do’s, don’ts and other tips in the comments.