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Snake Repellent Recipe That Really Works!


Author: Rosemary B.
Skill: Reflexologist
Date: 11-14-2010
Views: 7,672
Word Count: 487
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4876-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes

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I had just attended a very informative evening on the value and stories behind some essential oils. My mind was stimulated and I treasured my gift of some Frankincense resin from Oman, the 70 km long drive home seemed to take forever, I was ready for sleep.

But that all changed when I stepped in the door. I had uninvited visitors who obviously thought that their ideal love shack was my humble abode on my lounge room floor! I was now fully wide awake! What should I do? They were oblivious to my presence, so entwined they were with each other. If I broke the spell they may turn on me.

I must have evidence of this invasion of my privacy. My camera was handy so silently I snapped a few shots. Now that I had evidence I slipped outside to the shed to find a suitable tool with which to defend or attack, but when I came back they had separated and were headed up to my bedroom. How rude of them!

I stayed in the shadows and waited about an hour until they eventually left via different exits. Whew!! Now I could get some sleep.

The next day, I googled "snake repellent" and found they dislike Clove and Cinnamon oils. So from my collection of wonderful essential oils, I mixed a few drops each of those 2 oils with some water in a spray bottle ready.

Evening came and I spied some beady eyes about to enter where he/she left last night through a hole in the skirting board. I rushed over and said "No you don't" and I sprayed, with my ammunition of Clove and Cinnamon oils. Sitting quietly again, a few minutes later, it's mate poked it's head from the other exit it had taken last night, I responded the same way with my spray.

You can imagine I was very alert and super sensitive to any minute sound as I did not know whether the influence of the essential oils would hinder them to make another entry attempt when I wasn't looking.

Aha, I heard a sound! Looking over to my gas stove there was a 15cm or so of vertical snake poking up out of my stove cook-top looking like a periscope taking a view to see if it was all clear.

I couldn't help but laugh it was such a comical site, however I quickly told it the same as the others and released my "territory spray" and of course it withdrew. I did not see them again that evening and for the next few days at dusk I sprayed those areas with the Clove and Cinnamon and they haven't been back.

High quality essential oils are so versatile, I use them for so many things and now I have another use as a snake repellent.

By the way my "visitors" were Brown Tree snakes, which are poisonous and they were both about 1.5 metres long.


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