5 Essential Oils to Repel Ants Naturally

REVIVE Essential Oils are a natural solution to an ant invasion, as they are organic and chemical-free! They repel ants naturally!

5 Essential Oils to Repel Ants Naturally

Take a look at some of REVIVE’s essential oils that are guaranteed to work as natural ant-repellents and the directions for use. Many common essential oils help repel ants – any one of the following oils is a fantastic natural solution to an ant invasion!

Cedarwood Essential Oil

The strong aroma of Cedarwood Essential Oil disorients ants and prevents them to get in your home. Cedarwood Essential Oil is proven to work with various ant species, including fire ants!

How to use:

Apply 5 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil on a cotton ball and place the pad on the ants’ access points. Diffuse Cedarwood Essential Oil in the affected room.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Even though the sweet aroma of Cinnamon Essential Oil may remind you of Christmas and cookies, ants don’t think the same. The potent content of cinnamaldehyde found in this oil helps successfully combat and prevent ant invasion.

How to use:

Make a DIY ant-repellent spray by mixing 15 drops of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil, 15 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil, ½ cup of white vinegar and ½ cup of distilled water in an 8-ounce spray bottle. Secure the lid and shake the bottle to help distribute the oil properly. Spray the affected areas 3 times a day until the ants are gone.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil is a known insect repellent, as the high menthol content found in this oil is proven to successfully work against ants and many other pests.

How to use:

Apply 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil on a cotton ball and place one in each affected kitchen cabinet, storage container and on the ants’ access points. Change the cotton balls every two days until the invasion recedes.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass Essential Oil is widely used for its insect-repellent properties, as the high content of citronellal found in this oil helps mask  trails ant leave each time they locate a food source.

How to use:

Make a DIY ant-repellent spray by mixing 15 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil, 15 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, ½ cup of white vinegar and ½ cup of distilled water in a 8-ounce spray bottle. Secure the lid and shake the bottle to help distribute the oil properly. Spray the affected areas 3 times a day until the ants are gone.

Patchouli Essential Oil

If you’re interested in eliminating rather than deterring ants from your kitchen, Patchouli Essential Oil may be your optimal choice. Research has shown that the powerful aroma of Patchouli Essential Oil helps eliminate a variety of common pests, including black ants.

How to use:

Apply 8 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil on a cotton pad and rub the oil on the affected windowsill, door and other access points. Apply 5 drops of the oil on a cotton ball and place it in the affected kitchen cabinets and drawers. Change the cotton balls every two days until the ants disappear.

DIY ant-repellant spray recipe

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pour the essential oils in the bottle one by one.
  2. Add the distilled water and then add the alcohol.
  3. Secure the lid and shake the bottle to help distribute the oils evenly.
  4. Shake before each use.

Spray on affected windowsills, doors, kitchen cabinets and other ants’ access points. Use the spray up to 3 times a day until the ants are completely gone.