Spring is here, and that means the bugs return. I’m doing my best to take all the precautions I can to create an all-natural bug spray to prevent their invasion into my home, especially since my Champion of Bug Killing Extraordinaire is currently deployed and half way around the world. We live in North Carolina where there are some scary-looking bugs here, and I don’t want to have to worry about ’em.
The kids were pretty fascinated by this magical bottle of mint I put together. “Mom, can we spray? Can we? Can we?” And they watched as I picked a plant I knew had a lot of ants on it to test out our new spray. Here’s the plant, in all it’s ant-crawling glory:
And here’s my spray! *insert super hero music here*
And here’s the result!
Crazy awesome, huh? Here’s how you make it:
- ½ bottle water
- ½ bottle of witch hazel
- 10-20 drops of essential oils (more if you want it REALLY potent) I used Spearmint, Peppermint, and Wintergreen
- glass spray bottle
- Fill your glass spray bottle half way with water.
- Add in the witch hazel, followed by your essential oils.
- Shake it up and get spraying!
Here’s another great graphic to help with other bugs, too!
What do you think? Could this come in useful for you this spring/summer?
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