DIY Bug away- Lavender Peppermint Spray


“Using a high-quality, pure, organic peppermint essential oil is the key to successfully driving spiders from your house. The recipe is simple!”

Adapted from:


  • 20 drops of pure peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops of pure lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Lemongrass or Citronella essential oil
  • 2-3 drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Spray Bottle

Fill the spray bottle with ½ vinegar and ½ water. Add essential oil, cap, and shake well. Broom off any existing spiders before using. Spray the water mix in the cracks, gaps and corners that provide easy entrance points for spiders. As the water evaporates, the high concentration of natural insecticidal compounds found in peppermint will remain and provide a natural block that keeps spiders from entering.