DIY Natural Spider Repellent

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

No matter how up-to-date we are with our pest control, spiders still make an unwelcome appearance.  Especially around my clothes line.  I’ve made up a DIY natural spider repellent to keep them away, and repeat every month or so.

Spiders really don’t like mint, the strong smell sends them scurrying the other direction, which is ideal to get rid of them naturally! Simply fill a spray bottle with water and add in 15 drops of each:

PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL – invigorating to the senses promoting an uplifted cheery feeling which spiders detest!

LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL – Sharp, clean refreshing aroma which deters creepy crawlies from coming back.


DIY Natural Spider Repellent

DIY natural spider repellent to keep them away, and repeat every month or so.

  • Author: Katrina - The Organised Housewife




  1. Fill spray bottle with water and essential oils.
  2. Shake and spray on areas you see spiders.


Remember to shake each time before use.

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Joanne March 23, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Hi! Ive just joined the doterra family so am looking for different recipes to try! Tha k you for sharing so many! Just wondering what size spray bottle you use for the spider repellent?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 26, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Joanne, This spray bottle is approx 360ml and available from Woolworths ?

Ava August 23, 2018 - 12:28 AM

This is a clever recipe to keep the spiders away. Peppermint oil can also serve as a repellent for other insects like wasps. When combined with other ingredients, it can discourage the insects from nesting in the house.

Sue March 18, 2021 - 4:51 PM

Are you able to use this spray around and on plants?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 19, 2021 - 9:54 AM

Yes it would be fine to use. I use this and my ant repellant recipe on and near my plants. Kat x


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