Who does not dislike cobwebs in our rooms’ corners and walls, right? Though we may regularly clean and dust our rooms, it appears that these insects are constantly reappearing. All kinds of spiders and other insects seem to “know” a way into your house. With this in mind, Factaholics have a solution to offer.
Namely, since spiders and other insects cannot stand the odor of mint, there is no better solution to get rid of them than by placing this plant throughout different rooms or by using its essential oil form to prepare a simple insect repellent. Though insects are not “fans” of its smell, you will fall in love its pleasant aroma. Moreover, it is very easy for maintenance and easily affordable.
Mint Plant: a Must Have in Your Household
The strong flavor of mint will certainly keep annoying insects away from your home. If you are not a fan of mint, do not worry, you can achieve the same effect with peppermint, spearmint, lemon or pineapple essential oil. Below, check out how to prepare a DIY insect repellent step by step.
DIY Insect Repellent with Mint
What you will particularly appreciate about this homemade insect repellent is the fact that it is free of dangerous chemicals, which is not the case with most over-the-counter insect repellents. And, the preparation is very easy and requires only three simple ingredients.
You will need:
Mint essential oil, 10 drops
½ liter of water
A plastic sprayer
Preparation: Put the ingredients in the sprayer and then close it. Shake it well and now the insect repellent is ready for use.
Use: Spray different areas of your rooms, corners, storage rooms or any other place you most frequently notice spiders or other insects.
Extra tip: In addition to keeping your rooms safe from insects, it is also refreshing the air and removing bad bacteria.
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