How To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home With Peppermint Oil
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I hate, hate, HATE spiders.
Luckily essential oils come to the rescue again and now I use peppermint oil to all but eradicate spiders from my home. Here’s what you do…
Simply fill a spray bottle with tap water and add 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil. Give it a smell to make sure the water smells minty, if not add a few more drops. Then you simply need to spray the peppermint water in the cracks and gaps where spiders can enter your home.
Spiders do not like peppermint oil. The strong smell will send them scurrying in the other direction and away from your home.
For an even more potent remedy add one or two drops of peppermint oil onto a cotton bud and place in the areas where spiders enter.
It’s as simple as that!
If you want to try this for yourself then you can purchase a bottle of Plant Therapy Peppermint Oil for less than $7 on Amazon – and with free shipping if you spend $25 or more. Plus this spray bottle would be ideal for this use.
Alternatively you could buy your peppermint oil from this page on Mountain Rose Herbs. MRH are the most trusted and ethical supplier of herbs and essential oils and they carry some wonderful products so take a look around there.
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P.S. Mice hate peppermint oil, too!