1 glass spray bottle (I used 1oz.)
Peppermint essential oil
(Optional) Cotton balls


  1. Fill glass spray bottle with 15-20 drops of Peppermint essential oil, (depending on how much of an ant problem you are battling).
  2. Fill remainder of glass spray bottle with water. Screw on lid, and spray over problem areas.
  3. Another option is to get soak several cotton balls and place them in problematic areas.


This simple recipe works! Our home had a major ant problem for about a week, and then we finally decided to put our essential oils to the test! A little research and a little bit of experimentation led us to this safe and effective ant repellant! It’s so safe that we could even spray it near or even on our fruit stand! Peppermint oil is safe for human consumption, and it even fights germs and has wonderful health benefits. (See my article I wrote a while back on some of the other top 7 benefits of Peppermint essential oils HERE.)


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