I’ve found it pretty easy to use my essential oils to keep crawling insects out of my home. The results are practically immediate. Plus, it makes the entire area smell really nice. What I also like about using essential oils for this type of purpose is that it helps me stay in alignment with my desire to maintain a natural home, no toxic products around here!
These are the 6 essential oils I typically use to deter crawling insects in my home:
You can make a spray (for topical or for spraying into the air or on surfaces) from of any combination of the oils above, or simply put some drops of your chosen essential oils on a cotton ball and set it in the location, or diffuse (with the TheraPro Diffuser or nebulizer diffuser).
I’ve also found that diffusing Thieves essential oil regularly (one to two times a week for about one hour) works very well to draw out and kill spiders. I rarely have spiders in my home just from simply diffusing Thieves essential oil. I also like to diffuse Thieves essential oil because it helps prevent mold.
How to Make a Crawling Insect Deterrent Spray
- 14oz. spray bottle (I prefer the ‘Hudson’ brand sold at Lowe’s)
- 20-30 drops of your chosen essential oil or desired combination
Fill bottle 7/8 full with water, add essential oils, shake, spray into the air /on surfaces that won’t become stained / topically.
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Articles by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Independent Distributor #476766
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