Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Ant Away Spray





Ingredients:

1/4 cup purified water
15 drops peppermint essential oil
15 drops tea tree essential oil
7 drops citrus essential oil (orange, lemon, grapefruit, etc) OR 1-3 drops clove essential oil
Instructions: Pour all ingredients into a small spray bottle.

To Use: Shake bottle, then spray around baseboards, entry points for ants and just about anywhere you’ve seen ants. If you’re spraying on a food surface, omit the tea tree oil and add 15 drops peppermint oil. Repeat every few days until ants are completely gone.
I vouch for this one. I use it around my pot plants & it works!!




Citrus Peel Spray
Waste not, want not, right? This is a great way to use leftover lemon peels. 

To Make: Add peels to a pot, then pour in enough water to cover them. Or if you prefer, add 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar. Heat water/vinegar until steaming, then turn stove off. Allow to steep overnight, then strain and pour the liquid in a spray bottle.

To Use: Shake bottle, then spray around baseboards, entry points for ants and just about anywhere you’ve seen ants. Repeat every few days until ants are completely gone.

 Baking Soda & Powdered Sugar
Apparently, the powdered sugar attracts the ants and the baking soda kills them. Mix 1 part sugar with 1 part baking soda and then place your mixture in shallow lids wherever you see ants.


 Lemon Juice
Works for the same reason as vinegar. It is best used with another repellent, like essential oils.

To Make: Add half lemon juice and half purified water to a spray bottle. Optional: Add 15 drops of essential oil for every 1/4 cup. If you are using clove oil,once again,  just a few drops as it is very strong.

To Use: Spray around baseboards, entry points for ants and just about anywhere you’ve seen ants. Repeat every few days until ants are completely gone.

Do you have a tried-and-true trick for keeping ants away?

Health, Beauty & Household tips by Lavender Shades

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