Healthy Living: DIY peppermint spider repellent

Healthy Living: DIY peppermint spider repellent

  • Healthy Living is a life style. It is about the food you eat, the hair and skin care you use and last but not least the natural solutions you use to clean and take care of your home.
  • Avoiding chemicals and using natural products is key, as they can lead to skin allergies, asthma and serious illness.
    If you have kids and pets this is one more reason why should opt for more healthy options and avoid commercial pest control products.
  • Make your own spider repellent and control what goes in your home.
    This is key to healthy living.
  • Spiders don’t like strong-smelling herbs like mint, lavender and orange. THEY HATE PEPPERMINT OIL.
  • Here is one of our most effective spider repellent recipe.


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  2. You listed some great tips!!

  3. This does not seem to work for me. I sprayed a lot of this on my bike and found 5 spiders on it the next day. My bike is not exposed to any rain so there’s nothing that would wash it away. Seems to attract spiders in my case.

  4. Hi Bethany,
    This is not safe for infants and toddlers. Peppermint can burn and is too strong for them.
    Please do not use.

  5. Any particular way to make this last longer so it does not have to be applied once or twice a week? Peppermint oil is somewhat expensive; if it can be mixed with another EO that has some more film / staying power on the exterior surfaces, then it may last longer. Any ideas?

    • Hi Dave,
      You can dip cotton balls in the peppermint oil and put on window seals and corners of room. ( put in small dishes as the oil can damage wood etc…).It is important you buy essential oil so it does not evaporate or contain alcohol.
      We don’t recommend you dilute with any other products except water.

    • I read on another website that if you add a drop of dish soap to the mixture that it helps bind the mixture and thus lasts longer on your walls. Just test on an inconspicuous area of wall first–I think it might potentially damage white-wash.
      I use an all natural lemon dish soap, which is beneficial because spiders also dislike citrus oil. You can also use lemon oil in addition to/as a substitute for peppermint oil. It smells nice too!

  6. Do you know of anything that repels scorpions?

  7. I understand mice don’t like peppermint either. prepare same way and spray.

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