Homemade Spider Repelling Spray That Really Works

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Homemade Spider Repelling Spray That Really Works

While you may not mind crossing paths with a spider outdoors, having them in your home is another story.

Spiders make their way inside for any number of reasons. Sometimes they like a warm place to hide out for the chilly months, sometimes they are in search of food or water, and sometimes they just happen to walk through a crack or an open window.

There are plenty of chemical-laden products on the market to repel and kill spiders but if you have pets or young children, these can be dangerous.  This eco-friendly, essential oil spider spray will safely keep spiders outside where they belong without compromising the health of your family or harming the environment.


  • water
  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil (buy it here)
  • 5 drops spearmint essential oil (buy it here)
  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil (buy it here)
  • eco friendly dish soap (such as this)


  • glass spray bottle (buy it here)
  • cotton balls


  1. Gather the ingredients and equipment 
  2. Pour water into your glass spray bottle 
  3. Add the oils to the bottle. 
  4. Add a squeeze of eco-friendly dish soap to help break apart the oil molecules in the water.
  5. Shake.

Spray your doorways, windowsills, and anywhere spiders like to hide. Use the spray at least once a week for best results. Place the cotton balls sprayed with spider spray in corners of your rooms or places where you feel you have a problem with spiders.

Additional Natural Spider Repellent Ideas

Here are some additional ways to keep spiders out of your home. Al of these methods are natural and toxic free:

  • Get a cat – they will chase anything that moves, including spiders.
  • Scatter some citrus peels in areas where you have a spider problem.
  • Place a row of chestnuts around windowsills and doors where spiders frequently enter.
  • Caulk cracks – this will minimize the places where spiders can enter your home.
  • Keep your house clean – spiders don’t like a clean house. Keep dust to a minimal and take down any webs you find.

Read Next: 12 Most Effective Ways To Keep Spiders Out Of Your House

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