DIY Spider Spray.
DIY Spider Spray.
For when your classroom or home is infested with eight-legged creatures.
My new classroom has some serious issues. Every time I’ve gone there, I’m greeted by yet another spider, web, or both. It’s got to stop. My principal has already killed two particular mean looking guys who tried to take up residence, but I can’t keep calling him across campus to deal with these things.
Enter the internet and its vast information, specifically concerning peppermint oil and spiders’ dislike of said oil.
So we’re going to try some things….
Here’s what I grabbed off Amazon tonight:
1. Peppermint oil. This isn’t the one I would usually buy, because I really like the more quality brands like Revive or Young Living, but it was the biggest I could find. I have a feeing I’m going to go through a lot of this potion this year.
2. Glass spray bottle. I’ve already got a few of these around my house, and they work great. If you’re adding oils, you want a glass bottle, because plastic can eat away at the oils over time.
3. I’ve already got this vegetable glycerin, which is an emulsifier that will help the oils blend with the water.
4. I also grabbed another of my favorite diffusers. My old classroom diffuser was broken in a move, but it was a really cheap one that wasn’t great anyway. I have this one in my house and it lasts hours because of the wide basin, so it’s perfect to diffuse for an entire school day.
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