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I Keep Spiders Out Of My Home


Author: Sharon S.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 06-10-2012
Views: 3,073
Word Count: 199
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7339-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 1

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I live in a walk-out basement apartment with a couple of slider glass doors. I noticed spiders would appear in the apartment every time I had the doors open, even though the screen doors were kept closed.

I've been spreading a mixture of water and the Purification oil blend around the inside of the screen door frame and I have gotten NO spiders since. I found the protection even persists though light rain storms, but should be re-applied after heavier rain.

Mixing it up in a spray bottle would be handier and that's what I'll try next. But in the meantime, I simply put about 6 ounces of water in a cup (I use a tea mug), then add about 4-6 drops of Young Living Purification essential oil. I pour the water/oil mix on the door sill. Next, I dip a paper towel into the mixture and use the soaked towel to spread the mixture around the remaining 3 sides of the screen door frame.

This is keeping all kinds of spiders out - large, small and all sorts of scary-looking species that I don't know the name of.

It's so nice to have fresh air without having to deal with spiders!


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Supporting Scientific Study
insect-deterrent - "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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