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My spider repel spray gives you control over what goes into the product you use in your home. This empowers me to make safer and more conscious choices for my family’s health and well-being.

By using natural ingredients and reducing my reliance on chemical pesticides, I’m making a more environmentally friendly choice that’s better for the planet.

❤️ Why You’ll Love My Spider Repel Spray


You’ll love my homemade non-toxic spider repel spray for several reasons:

  1. Safe Ingredients: My spray is made with natural and non-toxic ingredients. I use it without worrying about harmful chemicals harming my family or pets.
  2. Effective Repellent: The combination of essential oils like orange peel and peppermint is known to be effective at repelling spiders and other insects, helping to keep my home spider-free without the need for harsh pesticides.
  3. Customizable: You can tailor the scent and potency of the spray to your preferences by adjusting the amount of essential oils used or adding optional ingredients like fresh peppermint leaves or crushed garlic.
  4. Cost-Effective: Making your own spider repel spray at home is often more economical than purchasing commercial sprays, saving you money in the long run.
  5. Versatile: Homemade spider repel spray can be used indoors and outdoors, making it a versatile solution for keeping spiders away from my home, garage, garden, or other areas.

Overall, homemade non-toxic spider repel spray offers a safe, effective, and customizable solution for keeping spiders at bay, giving you peace of mind and a spider-free home.

🧽 Materials for My Spider Repel Spray

Why use orange peel essential oils?

  1. Strong Scent: Orange peel essential oil has a strong citrus scent that spiders find unpleasant and may avoid. Spiders rely heavily on their sense of smell, and the strong aroma of orange peel oil can act as a natural deterrent.
  2. Natural Repellent Properties: Some compounds found in orange peel essential oil, such as limonene, have insect-repellent properties. These compounds can disrupt the sensory receptors of spiders, making them less likely to inhabit areas where the scent is present.

🧼 Spider Repel Spray: How to Do

If you’re using the spray for the first time or on delicate surfaces, it’s a good idea to test it. Test in an inconspicuous area to ensure that it doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration.

Hold the spray bottle about 6-8 inches away from the surface you’re treating and spray liberally. Make sure to cover the entire surface, including cracks and crevices where spiders may hide.

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🪄 Tips and Tricks

  1. Use High-Quality Essential Oils: Opt for high-quality, pure essential oils to ensure maximum effectiveness. Look for oils that are organic and free from additives or synthetic fragrances.
  2. Experiment with Ratios: Feel free to adjust the ratios of essential oils to suit your preferences and needs. Some people may prefer a stronger scent, while others may prefer a milder aroma. Start with the suggested amounts and adjust as desired.
  3. Choose the Right Carrier: Castile soap peppermint scent adds a pleasant fragrance to the spray. This can help disperse the essential oils evenly. However, if you prefer a different scent or don’t have peppermint-scented Castile soap, you can use unscented Castile soap or another mild liquid soap as a carrier.
  4. Heat Water for Better Dissolution: Heating the water before adding the other ingredients can help dissolve the Castile soap and essential oils more effectively, ensuring that they mix together well.
  5. Shake Well Before Use: Before each use, shake the spray bottle well to ensure that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. This helps to distribute the essential oils and soap evenly throughout the mixture.
  6. Focus on Entry Points: When spraying, concentrate on areas where spiders are likely to enter your home, such as doorways, windows, and vents. Also, target areas where spiders are commonly found, such as corners and cracks.
  7. Reapply as Needed: The effectiveness of homemade spider repel spray may diminish over time. This is especially true if it’s exposed to air or sunlight. Reapply the spray periodically, especially after cleaning or if it rains.

🗒 Variations

Fresh peppermint leaves or crushed garlic can enhance the repellent properties of the spray, but they are optional. Experiment with adding these ingredients to see if they make a difference in deterring spiders.

🗒 Substitutions


If you don’t have Castile peppermint soap, you can use other mild liquid soaps as alternatives. Here are some options:

  1. Unscented Castile Soap: If you have unscented Castile soap on hand, you can use it as a substitute for the peppermint-scented variety. Unscented Castile soap will still effectively disperse the essential oils in the spray without adding a specific fragrance.
  2. Mild Liquid Dish Soap: Mild liquid dish soap, especially those labeled as natural or eco-friendly, can also work as a substitute for Castile soap in the spider repel spray. Look for a gentle formula that doesn’t contain harsh chemicals or fragrances.
  3. Liquid Hand Soap: Liquid hand soap, particularly those made with natural ingredients and without added fragrances, can be used as a replacement for Castile soap. Choose a mild hand soap that won’t irritate your skin or leave behind residues.
  4. Baby Shampoo: Baby shampoo is another gentle option that can be used in place of Castile soap. Baby shampoos are formulated to be mild and non-irritating, making them suitable for use in homemade spider repel spray.
  5. Liquid Body Wash: If you have a mild, fragrance-free liquid body wash, you can use it as a substitute for Castile soap. Look for body washes that are gentle on the skin and free from harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances.

🫙 How to Store

I store in my fridge, but let it sit for a day and then use it. 

Or, store the homemade spider repel spray in a cool, dark place when not in use. Label the bottle with the date of preparation and ingredients used for future reference.

🤔 Common Questions

Is homemade spider repel spray effective?

Homemade spider repel spray can be effective at deterring spiders from certain areas of your home when used correctly. However, its effectiveness may vary depending on factors such as the concentration of essential oils used, the frequency of application, and the species of spiders present.

How do I use homemade spider repel spray?

I simply spray it in areas where spiders are commonly found, such as corners, windowsills, doorways, and other entry points. Reapply the spray periodically, especially after cleaning or if it rains.

Is homemade spider repel spray safe for pets and children?

Homemade spider repel spray made with natural ingredients is generally considered safe for pets and children when used as directed. However, some essential oils may be toxic to pets in large quantities, so it’s important to use them in moderation and keep pets away from freshly sprayed areas until the spray has dried.

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Spider Repel Spray

My spider repel spray gives you control over what goes into the product you use in your home to get rid of those spiders!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 bottle

Equipment

  • 16 oz spray bottle I prefer glass

Ingredients 

  • 10 drops orange peel essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops Castille soap peppermint scent
  • 8 oz water
  • Optional: fresh peppermint leaves or crushed garlic to the mixture

Instructions 

  • Gather Ingredients: Collect 10 drops of orange peel essential oil, 10 drops of peppermint essential oil, 10 drops of peppermint-scented Castile soap, 8 ounces of water, and optional fresh peppermint leaves or crushed garlic.
  • Prepare Water: Heat the water until it reaches a near-boiling temperature. This helps to dissolve the Castile soap and release the essential oil fragrance.
  • Add Essential Oils: In a clean spray bottle, combine the heated water with the orange peel and peppermint essential oils. These oils are known for their repellent properties against spiders.
  • Add Castile Soap: Add the peppermint-scented Castile soap to the mixture. The soap helps to disperse the essential oils evenly and adhere to surfaces where spiders may be present.
  • Optional Ingredients: If desired, add fresh peppermint leaves or crushed garlic to the mixture. These ingredients may enhance the repellent effect against spiders.
  • Shake Well: Secure the lid on the spray bottle and shake the mixture well to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Let it Cool: Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before using it. This ensures that the essential oils remain stable and effective.
  • Use as Needed: Spray the homemade spider repel spray in areas where spiders are commonly found, such as corners, windowsills, doorways, and other entry points. Reapply the spray as needed, especially after cleaning or if it rains.
  • Store Properly: Store the homemade spider repel spray in a cool, dark place when not in use. Label the bottle with the date of preparation and ingredients used for future reference.
  • Exercise Caution: While natural, essential oils can be potent, so avoid spraying directly on surfaces that may be damaged by oils, such as wood or painted surfaces. Test in inconspicuous areas first.
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About Nicole Jaques

I’m a wife, mom of two, home cook, and avid entertainer. I have developed my own DIY cleaners that are low tox and take pride in having a home that is clean and organized. However, I am human! I like to see dirt under my nails from my garden and my children’s handprints on my windows, and I’m one of the messiest cooks you’ll ever meet!

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