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  • Spiders hate peppermint so lightly dilute peppermint oil, put in a spray bottle and spray around doorways or where they congregate.
  • Also works for mice :)
  • and it works for fleas and ants too
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  • Dilute 1 part peppermint oil with 10 parts rubbing alcohol and place the solution in a plastic spray bottle. This will allow you to use peppermint oil in broader applications, such as on plants, pets and clothing. You can also spray the solution on your skin, although you may want to rub a little on your forearm first to make sure it does not irritate your skin.
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  • Mix peppermint oil with other types of natural oils that act as an insect repellent, such as rosemary oil, lemongrass oil and lemon eucalyptus oil. Using a mixture of more than one oil ensures that a greater variety of pests can be repelled, and that the potency of the formula will last longer as well. Lemon eucalyptus oil, in particular, can extend the length of protection from pests to 5 or 6 hours.
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  • Use peppermint oil as an insect repellent by breaking open a few Vitamin E capsules and mixing the oil with peppermint oil. A Vitamin E and peppermint oil mixture will keep your skin smooth and soft, and will act as an effective and natural insect repellent as well. You may need to re-apply the solution once every 1 to 2 hours, however, for best results.
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  • Wash the peppermint oil from your skin thoroughly with soap and hot water once you return indoors. While peppermint oil is relatively safe in moderate quantities, it can irritate your skin if overused.
  • Read more: How to Use Peppermint Oil as an Insect Repellent | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2164042_use-peppermint-oil-as-insect.html#ixzz21BT5yZKh

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  • fishtrippin 2 years ago
    I have a bottle pf peppermint essential oil I use to make foot spray, I've got to try this. I hate spiders.
    Thank you.
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