Alright, I’m not going to go into the benefits of having spiders around. Great or not, they don’t need to be in my house. For those of you who have seen my prior posts, you know that I love me some Essential Oils! While I am a distributor for Young Living, I don’t really care which company you chose as long as you do your research and you have a way to learn about the safety of essential oils before you purchase them. If you want to learn more about why I chose Young Living or how to get some of your own, visit my post here.
Ok, let’s skip the chatter and get to the nitty-gritty: getting rid of spiders!
Here is my recipe:
1 Spray Bottle
1/2 tsp of an environmentally friendly dish soap
10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Mix it up and spray away. Spiders hate the smell of peppermint. If you can find where they are entering your home, spray the area to keep them away. Spraying doorways is another great way to help keep them out. Going camping? Spray the area around your tent! Nightmares about spiders? Spray a circle around your bed before climbing in.
We as Young Living Independent Distributors do not claim to be medical practitioners. We do not diagnose, treat or prescribe any medical treatment or advice. You should always discuss treatment of medical conditions with your medical practitioner before using any alternative therapies, natural supplements, or vitamins. The following safety precautions are guidelines only. You should consult with any aromatherapist about essential oil usage and always inform your primary care physician what you are using as they may not be conducive with his/her prescribed therapy and medications.
Essential Oil Rules for Safety:
- 1. Keep Essential Oils in a secure place away from children and pets.
- Use a variety of essential oils and rotate those which you use often to avoid sensitization and irritation. If you use a blend for 3 days, take a minimum of 3 days off and use an alternate blend those 3 days.
- The following essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Single Oils: Basil, birch, calamus, cassia, cinnamon bark, hyssop, Idaho tansy, jasmine, lavandin, mugwort, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, wintergreen. Synergistic Use the following with caution: Single Oils: Angelica, cedarwood, chamomile (German/blue), cistus, citronella, clary sage, clove bud, cumin (Black), cypress, davana, fennel, bay laurel, marjoram, mountain savory, myrrh, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, spearmint, vetiver, yarrow.
- Read and follow instructions carefully.
- Always take precautions with using Aromatherapy.
- Unless otherwise stated, never use essential oils on your skin without diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation do not use the blend.
- If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with a carrier oil or cold milk. Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.
- Do not use more than 2 drops of the following essential oils when used in a bath the first time: Aniseed, Black pepper, Camphor (rectified), Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus globulus, Ginger, Juniperberry, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme.
- If allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods.
- The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy: Cajeput, Camphor, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Peppermint, Rosemary