If you are like me (and most people!) just a thought of a spider crawling down the wall freaks you out.
Yes, they aren’t the most pleasant creatures on the planet. There are natural alternative solutions that actually work!
Last year we moved to a farm house and had one unpleasant surprise. Spiders everywhere! So I researched on natural spider remedies and I found out that peppermint essential oil is one of the best ways to get rid of spiders.
So I started trying out different recipes for my DIY natural spider spray.
Peppermint essential oil might smell amazing to me and you (it’s my daughter’s favorite oil), but spiders are not big fans of this smell.
In fact, they hate it so much they can’t even get close to it.
Homemade Natural Spider Solution
You will need:
2 oz spray bottle (quick tip: be sure to use a GLASS spray bottle because essential oils can eat up plastic!)
Fill the glass spray bottle with water and add peppermint oil.
Shake it well before using.
Spray this spider “juice” around window frames, doors (inside and out), small cracks in the ceilings, walls, bathrooms.
I even spray it on the outside porch.
I usually do this once a week (twice during summer), it takes just few minutes and it works as a natural home spray that smells really really good.
Since I started using my “spider spray” I haven’t seen any eight leg creatures.
I am happy they are alive outside, but away from my house!
More All-Natural Summer Solutions
If you’re looking for more simple all natural solutions to common problems during the summer, take a look at these!
Bee Sting Soother: got stung by a bee unexpectedly? Use this DIY remedy to heal your skin.
Mosquito Repellent Bracelet: keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay with this homemade repellent bracelet!
DIY Bubble Bath: enjoy a hot lavender bubble bath with this simple recipe.
All Natural DIY Bug Spray: avoid the chemicals and make your own all natural bug spray.
Summer Skin Soother: soothe sunburns with this gentle 2 ingredient recipe.
All Natural Spider Repellent: see how you can easily rid your home of spiders!
All Natural Soother: heal and rejuvenate tender skin with this skin smoother.
All Natural Cream: get rid of ouchies with this homemade cream!