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Peppermint Essential Oil for Pest Control and Gardening

Author Andrea Wyckoff


  • 12 to 16 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 spray bottle


  1. Add peppermint essential oil and water to a spray bottle.
  2. Shake. Spray in bedrooms and bathroom after cleaning.
  3. Spray near corners, doorways and windows to discourage spiders, flies, and other insects. Spray onto planter boxes "around" plants. If you want to spray onto the plants use only 3 drops peppermint oil to 1 gallon of water.
  4. Reapply weekly, or as needed.