Chances are, if you have children, they do an excellent job of leaving the door open when they go outside. I don’t think it’s intentional – they just want to get out there quickly and in the heat of the moment, POOF!
They are gone.
And the door is wide open.
And if you are not right there to see them run out, the door stays open for a lengthy period of time – in Arizona, it’s HOT right now… so that means at some point, you feel a surge of heat after a little while. Then you realize that the door has been open for quite a while and… visitors have made their way inside.
We’re talking about visitors you might not love 🙂
It’s incredibly challenging to get them to leave – you might use a swatter, OR… a dish towel, and smack around the kitchen for a long period of time.
Some of us are not as skilled as others in killing these pests or getting them to go back where they came from 🙂
Put together this Annoyance Free Spray – and give yourself some peace of mind. You can spray this in the house – outside, or… on your animals – if you live in a rural area and they are pestering your cows, goats, or pets (or, perhaps YOU as you do chores!) this spray can be helpful!
Annoyance Free Spray
- 1 C. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (like Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar)
- 1 C. Distilled Water
- 10 Drops each Lavender, Rosemary & Peppermint
- Optional: Or, alternatively — Citronella, Purification or Basil Essential Oils
To make: Mix the items, above, together in a spray bottle. Since we’re using a considerable amount of Essential Oils I repurposed a bottle of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar with a spray topper and used that.
But you can also pick up Glass Spray Bottles HERE on Amazon too (we have these for the house and they work well, too!)
We are passionate about using Young Living Oils – you can read more about that HERE. I personally lean towards a company that grows their own plants & trees on farms that are theirs (NOT outsourced)… has both in-house AND third party testing, and doesn’t use any synthetic chemicals or pesticides on their plants.
I also love a company who has opened up their farms ANY time – that’s transparency at it’s best.
How to Get Started with Essential Oils
- See more Essential Oil recipes HERE and HERE
- Find out how to buy Essential Oils at Wholesale Cost (24% OFF) + earn $40 in Bonus Goodies, too!
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