Are you tired of ants invading your home? Are you trying to find a natural way to repel them? Here are 11 essential oils to repel ants!
Essential Oils to Repel Ants
It really is annoying to walk into the kitchen and find a trail of ants headed across the countertop looking for crumbs!
Or to find a trail in the bathroom on the countertop.
Ants especially like to enter our homes during the rainy season. The rain tends to drive them, along with other creepy crawlers, in!
And no matter how clean you keep your kitchen, THEY WON’T LEAVE!
Fortunately, essential oils are great for repelling all kinds of pests! I’ve written multiple posts in the past on these topics. No matter what the topic, you truly can say, “There’s an oil for that!” 😉 .
Here are some other essential oil pest repellent posts if you need them:
Natural Way to Repel Ants
There are multiple ways that you can use your essential oils for ant repellent.
Apply Oils Directly
You can drip the oil directly onto your counter tops, around door and window frames, etc. If you have a surface that you are worried about the essential oils hurting test it in a spot that you can’t see. I’ve personally never had a problem but depending on what the surface is made out of you might want to play it safe and test.
Simply mix your ant repellent essential oils in a spray bottle with water or plant enzymes, and spritz countertops along the edges, baseboards, door frames, window frames, etc.
Remember that essential oils are not water soluble though, so they will not want to mix well with the water. This means you have to keep shaking it as you’re using it to keep the oils dispensed in the water.
I would add a total of about 10-20 drops of oil to your spray bottle.
You can also drip the oils on cotton balls or cotton rounds and place them in the corners of your kitchen counters. This might not be as effective as spraying all along the edges but it would be a good addition to the above methods. Honestly I would do all three! lol
Strong Scent for Seasonal Ant Repellent
Since the oils on this list all have such strong scents, they will definitely be making your home smell amazing!
So why not combine your oils depending on the season?! Sure you can combine them all and make the ultimate ant bomb;) or you can mix the scents that match the season you are in.
Is it fall? Let the clove, cinnamon and orange be the stars of your ant repellent.
Is it spring or summer? Bring out the geranium, orange and lemongrass.
Feel free to also mix the oils according to your favorites. Like I said, the peppermint is probably an oil I would definitely use, but play around with the essential oil combo and find a scent that you love.
The ants will suffer no matter what, but you shouldn’t have to;)