April 1, 2015:
Me to my oldest son: “Son, you’d have to get up *pretty* early in the morning to pull an April Fool’s joke on your mama.”
[15 seconds pass]
My 8 year old son: “Mama, come quick!! There’s a scorpion in the pantry!!!”
Me: “GASP!!!!!! WHERE????!!!”
Son, beaming: “April Fool’s!!”
There you have it. The best way I can figure my son will get me on April Fool’s Day. I hate scorpions.
The thing is, as much as I love living in the amazing Arizona desert, scorpions will never ever EVER be a part of that love. However, I found a way to give myself a little peace of mind while we live our lives out here in the area of scorpion control: I made a homemade scorpion repellant using essential oils, that has worked very well for us so far.
It’s super easy to make, simply adding essential oils (Click here to learn more about essential oils and the brand I recommend.) to water and a spray bottle.
Homemade Scorpion Repellant
In a spray bottle, combine:
- 2 cups water
- 20 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops wild orange essential oil
- 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
Shake to distribute before using.
Spray around door and window frames. Spray along edges of floors. Do this every couple of weeks.
The cedarwood oil is essential, no pun intended. Scorpions hate cedarwood oil! In fact, it will almost kill them on the spot. Make sure you’re using potent essential oils. Please don’t waste your time and money by using the ones off of Amazon. I’ve tried them, and they are just not worth it!
Homemade Scorpion Repellant Using Diatomaceous Earth
When the scorpion comes into contact with the DE, the powder will attach to the exoskeleton of the scorpion and begin to dehydrate. Continued use of DE will also protect your home from future scorpion infestations.
You can find food grade diatomaceous earth here:
Homemade Scorpion Repellant Pin:
Best of luck getting rid of those nasty critters!
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