He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Spider Ban!

Do any of you have a plethora of spiders in your home?  Well, we do....or I should say we used to!  YAY!  

I read somewhere that spiders hate the smell of peppermint.  

So, I decided that was good for me!  I took some peppermint essential oil and mixed it with some witch hazel and oo la la!  We have a mighty tool for keeping spiders away. 

Recipe:  20 drops peppermint essential oil
witch hazel (put EO in first then fill)
4 oz. spray bottle

We spray this around the wood floors in my bathroom and around the fireplace.

Usually, starting in early spring I have at least one spider a day in here
We have cedar floors and also a White Fir on the walls in this bath.  Spiders evidently love the wood!  Or at least they think they like the tub....until they get in it and can't get back out.

See this picture....no spider!  That's how I like it.  And, except for maybe one or two (when it was time to spray again and I hadn't) it's staying spider free!

A simple solution.  I like simple! And, it works just as good as those toxin-filled household bug sprays--without all the toxins.  I love toxic-free!

I typically will spray this about every 2 weeks.  I use it in my kitchen and the kids rooms, too.

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  1. Great! We shared with our FB readers at homesteadlady.com.

  2. Thank you for the share! Hope it's helpful.

  3. I don't have many, but in Florida they are always big spiders! I'm definitely trying it!

  4. Let me know how it works for you, Jeanne! Thanks for your comment love!


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