Are you tired of pesky spiders invading your home? Look no further! With these seven essential oils, you can make your very own spider repellent. Keep your home spider-free naturally and effectively.*
Spiders can be a nuisance in any home. Using chemical pesticides can be harmful to our health and the environment. Fortunately, with the help of essential oils, we can make our own natural spider repellent.* Not only is it safe for our families and pets, but it also keeps unwanted spiders away.*
Essential oils not only smell great but also have natural insecticidal properties.* These oils contain compounds that spiders find unpleasant and confusing, which prevents them from entering your home.* Essential oils are also a safer and more cost-effective alternative to chemical pesticides.* Plus you may have the essential oils you need on hand in your collection!
Peppermint essential oil’s strong scent overwhelms spiders and masks their pheromone trails, preventing them from entering your home.* Many other insects are repelled by the scent of peppermint essential oil.* Peppermint essential oil is the most effective oil that can be used to repel spiders.*
Tea tree essential oil is a natural insect repellent that is toxic to spiders.* It also has a pungent smell that spiders can’t stand. Tea tree essential oil as a repellent works better when combined with lemon or lavender essential oils.*
Eucalyptus essential oil has a strong smell that repels spiders as it confuses them, limiting their ability to locate their prey.* Because of this eucalyptus essential oil makes a good choice for repelling spiders.
Lavender essential oil repels spiders by altering their behavior.* It changes their pheromone trail and makes it difficult for them to locate food and mates.* Lavender essential oil contains a non-toxic compound called linalool, which is a fundamental component found in insect repellents.*
Citronella essential oil disrupts spider’s central nervous system.* This oil is used to repel other insects such as bugs, mosquitoes, and flies.* Citronella essential oil has a familiar strong aroma that is used in commercial insect repellents.*
Directions: Use this blend as you would individual essential oils to repel spiders.
Combine 10 drops of your essential oil of choice with one cup of distilled water and mix well. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and mist it around windows, doors, and other spider-prone areas.
Place several drops of your essential oil of choice on a cotton ball and then leave it in areas that are prone to spider infestations. Replace the cotton balls every two to three weeks.
Add 10 drops of your chosen essential oil to a beeswax or soy candle before lighting. This emits the essential oil into the air and it distributes throughout the room.
Be sure to shake this mixture each time before use and spray on cedarwood planks, walls, block or hangers to freshen up the cedar. Lightly sand the hangers a little, wipe them clean, and then spray with your cedarwood essential oil spray. You can also just add a few drops of essential oil to cedar wood hangers. Place them in your closet and on your doors and enjoy a spider-free space.
Essential oils are safe and effective when used correctly. However, it is important to note that some oils may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. Always test the oil on a small patch of skin before using it and if you have any concerns, seek medical advice. Essentially follow all safety precautions that you would when using chemical pesticides purchased from a retail store.
Spider infestations can be both annoying and scary. With essential oils, you can create an effective and natural spider repellent and keep your home pest-free. Try these different methods and oils to find the perfect combination that works best for you and your home.
For more information on repelling insects see Essential Oils That Repel Insects and Essential Oils as Insect Repellents – Natural Options
*Statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.