When I was growing up our stash of rice, flour and pasta in the pantry attracted all kinds of little bugs. Being the eldest of four and setting an example, my siblings very quickly caught on that we should check any food that came out of that cabinet. I quickly became their guru and often heard them say to others… “if Evelyn eats it you know it has to be good and safe to eat.”
Although I would not consider myself a picky eater, I would say that I have always been aware of what’s in our food and products. When I did not approve of what I saw, read on the label, or smelled, there was no way I would consume it – no matter how much I wanted to.
Today, there’s more reason than ever to cultivate ones senses, and education, in regards to what exactly is being done to our food and products that we use daily. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a life-long of a hobby of mine…
If you’re not thrilled about picking ants, bugs, and mouse droppings out of your food or cabinets you may want to consider using Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil.
Here’s how to do it…
Just drip one drop in the shelf of the cabinet. If you have a large walk-in pantry you will want to use several drops. Reapply when necessary.
Read my Tiny Ant and essential oil experience.
Note: do not drip any essential oil onto finished wood as the essential oil could damage the polyurethane finish – essential oils dissolve petro-chemicals! In such cases, you would want to look for areas that don’t have a finish on them. Or, you might chose to drip a couple drops on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball in the cabinet/pantry.
Other essential oil and pest ideas:
Safe Weed Killer’s – studies on Vinegar as a week killer