Right now spiders are coming into our home to escape the cold weather coming, so since we don’t like finding that we’re not alone while doing laundry, I came up with a solution. Spiders don’t like Peppermint, so that is the active ingredient. This a very simple recipe, it only requires three ingredients. I used fresh peppermint when I made mine, but I think dried would work too.
DIY Spider Repellent
1 cup water
a handful fresh Peppermint (or two teabags)
5-10 drops Peppermint essential oil
Pour 1 cup boiling water over the Peppermint, and let steep overnight for fresh Peppermint, and 30 minutes for dried. Strain into a spray bottle and add the essential oil.
To use: Spray around doors and windows.
Since this is water based, it will only last for 3-5 days, reapply as needed.