Natural Ant & Bug Repellent

fullsizeoutput_6ea9So this is kinda gross, but our kitchen was being invaded by ants!!ย ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœย Anyone else have an issue with this in the summer?

I didnโ€™t want to spray chemicals near our foodย ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅ’๐ŸŒฎย or in the house where it could get on my son’s skin (or any of our skin really!) Poison to bugs is still poison to us, just on a smaller scale…but it all adds up over timeย ๐Ÿ™ˆย Most insecticides kill bugs by poking holes in their stomachs, so it make sense the same thing can happen to us. No wonder we all have so many gut health/allergy/anxiety issues!!

I cut some cotton pads into quarters, then put 1 drop each of pure lemon, peppermint and clove oils on them. After scattering them around the kitchen, we havenโ€™t seen an ant for days!!ย ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ย 

Have you tried any natural remedies that worked even better than you expected?