- 5 to 7 drops of peppermint, tea tree, citrus, lavender, or neem essential oil
- reusable spray bottle
- liquid dish soap
- warm water
- dash of white vinegar* optional
Put 5-7 drops of peppermint oil in a spray bottle (about 16 ounces is good), and fill mostly to the top with warm water. Add a squirt of dish soap, place the top on, and give the mixture a good shake. Before using, use the hose attachment of your vacuum to suck up any egg sacs or old webs. Test on an inconspicuous area, and then spray in the corners of window frames, along door cracks, or in dark dingy places spiders may be hiding out. *You can also add a dash of white vinegar to the mixture, but keep in mind this could affect some fabrics and surfaces.