8-Legged Nightmare Repellents

As is probably obvious from the name, I am not a fan of spiders.  This is also the understatement of the year.  This spray is non-toxic and kid-and-pet-safe.  It also has the added benefit of smelling deliciously wonderful!  Spiders are repelled by a lot of natural oils that are derived from plants and fruits.  A list of suggested oils are listed below the  recipes.

As there are oils and detergent in it, it could stain some fabrics so I would recommend testing it on a hidden area.  Always add a bit of oil at a time, as oils have varying levels of scent intensity.

Ingredients and Supplies

Recipe #1

  • 14 oz (or more) spray bottle
  • 10-12 oz water
  • squirt of dish soap
  • Essential oils (see list below for suggestions)

Recipe #2

  • 14 oz (or more) spray bottle
  • 10-12 oz water
  • 1 part coconut oil
  • 1 Part white vinegar

Directions

Cap bottle and shake to blend ingredients

Use

  • Spray along windowsills, doorways, and any possible entry point for spiders.
  • Spray cobwebs and anywhere spiders have been seen before.
  • Spray around bushes, garden, and yard.

Suggested Oils

Oil

Amount

Use as

Great with

orange

15-20 drops

base fragrance

clove, lavender, lemongrass, cinnamon

lemon

15-20 drops
5-10 drops

base fragrance
added note

citronella, cinnamon

lemongrass

15-20 drops
5-10 drops

base fragrance
added note

orange, clove

lavender

5-10 drops

added note

clove, orange

citronella

10-15 drops
5-10 drops

base fragrance
added note

orange, lemon

cinnamon

10-15 drops
5-10 drops

base fragrance
added note

orange, lemon, lavender, clove

tea tree

10-15 drops
5-10 drops

base fragrance
added note

orange, lavender, clove

clove

15-20 drops
5-10 drops

base fragrance
added note

orange, lemongrass, lavender

NOTE: This spray is for topical use only!


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