DIY Essential Oil Wasp Repellent

Even though the weather is getting cooler there are still a lot of wasps and hornets all around our garden, I was hoping they’d die off by now but with the weather being warmer than usual that’s not happening. They’re everywhere, including inside.

One of our customers came into the store last week and mentioned that wasps strongly dislike peppermint essential oil which reminded me of a recipe I saw in an old magazine for a wasp repellent spray.

DIY Essential Oil Wasp Repellent

This is such an easy spray to make up, all you need is a spray bottle, 450ml water, 4ml lemongrass essential oil, 4ml peppermint essential oil and two squirts of dish wash liquid (Green Goddess Hemp & Eucalyptus works very well as they don’t like eucalyptus either)

Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray around the areas outside of your house where wasps congregate and like to build nests, spray any old nests as they like to return to the same spot and build again, also spray around window sills to stop them coming in.

Another way to deter them is to plant plants they don’t like; spearmint, mint, thyme, citronella, eucalyptus, and wormwood are best deterrents.

Thanks Kazuky Akayashi for the awesome wasp photo.

 

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