Bugs and Essential Oils

July Newsletter



                               ANT PROBLEMS

If you have an ant problem, try placing cotton balls with a few drops of Peppermint essential oil on them at the places where you think the ants are coming in, and along any trails they usually make through your house.

I’ve done this where my kitten food is and it works fantastic.  I also rubbed the oil along the baseboards where I thought they were coming in.

                                                                         SPIDER PROBLEMS

def8788c-6b59-477a-af2e-5c07284e3138To keep spiders and pests out of drawers and cabinets, put a few drops of Eucalyptus essential oil on a cotton ball or paper towel, and place it at the back of the drawer.

You can also place along window sills and rub the oils along the bases to keep the scent fresh so that the spiders stay away from these areas.


                             MOSQUITO PROBLEMS

Discourage mosquitoes from settling on screen doors, so they don’t find their way in
when you open the door.

Make a spray with 1 oz (30 ml) water and 18 drops Patchouli essential oil.

Spritz it on your screens.