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Ant Spray Recipe

Ant Spray Recipe

This handy, non-toxic spray kills ants and cleans your counters while you’re at it, talk about multi-tasking!  Every fall our kitchen gets attacked by ants and I keep this on hand at all times.  The soap dries up the ants and the peppermint is a natural ant repellent.  Now you  can feel good about zapping those little invaders without exposing your family to nasty chemicals.  Oh yeah, it also smells really good!

Ant Spray (Time: 2 minutes)


  • 16 oz spray bottle
  • Fill spray bottle with water
  • Add liquid soap and essential oil
  • Shake to mix
  • Spray wherever you see ants and then wipe up

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This recipe was inspired by the book Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan:  It’s a really good book full of homemade cleaning recipes and a lot of good information to back them up.  A very worthwhile read!

Photo Credit: Ant antics – don’t miss the details – zoom in, a photo by Snap® on Flickr.

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