Spider Repellent

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This place has a lot of spiders.

And by this place, I mean our newish house that we moved into last summer.  We love our new house and the big, flat yard that has a ton of trees.

 

 

Woods separate our property from the lake and when my day has been stressful, I make the walk through the trees to the water and feel the stress from my day melt off with every step I take.

 

Path through the woods to the lake.

 

Seeing the seasons change at our new house has been amazing.  Last fall we witnessed the trees showing off their dazzling leaves and even got record snowfall in winter.  Nashville got a full 9 inches!  Of course the city was shut down and even grown ups got a snow day.

 

 

Spring has been my favorite so far.  So many surprises as the plants and trees wake from their cold slumber and greet us for the first time with their happy, bright blooms.

 

Daffodils. First sign of spring!

 

I still pinch myself to make sure that this is really my home.  I love it so much.

And so do the spiders apparently.

They are everywhere.  Evie saw one run across her toothbrush the other day.  Oh boy, it was bad.  It wasn’t a huge spider but to a little girl, it was big enough to eat her.  That was the breaking point, something had to give.  It was time to do something to tame this spider situation.

Conventional spider repellents are full of chemicals that we don’t want in our house or around the kids.  This spider repellent is super easy to make and very effective.  With only two non-toxic ingredients, you should totally give this recipe a shot.

DIY Spider Repellant

Ingredients:

  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 12 oz water
  • Sturdy spray bottle – these are good.

 

Directions:

1. Add 12 ounces of water to a spray bottle.

2. Add 20 drops of peppermint essential oil to water.

3. Shake to mix.

 

Before using, clean the area to get rid of old webs and debris so that the spider repellent can get down into the door cracks, corners of window frames and dark, creepy places where spiders may be hanging out.

 

Sayonara spiders.

 

Spider Repellent
 
Say goodbye to spiders with this DIY spider repellent.
Ingredients
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 12 oz water
  • Spray bottle
Instructions
  1. Add 12 ounces of water to a spray bottle.
  2. Add 20 drops of peppermint essential oil to water.
  3. Shake to mix.
  4. Spray repellent in the corners of doors and windows and any dark, creepy places spiders like to hang out.

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