DIY Combination Deodorizing Disks AND Mouse Repellent!!
I live on a farm (something most of you know already), which sadly means we have field mice…LOTS of field mice! And, the only way to keep them out of our garage is to put that nasty rat poison in every little corner. This is an absolute nightmare for me because we also have four legged children; two Boston Terriers that like to get into every nook and cranny of the house. I watch them like a hawk every time they’re outside to make sure they never venture into our, always open in the summer, garage. Anyway, I don’t want to mess with poison anymore so, I made a natural mouse repellent which also happens to second as a deodorizing “disk”. I bet you didn’t know it was possible to have a product safe enough to have in your home that smells good AND repels mice! Awesome, huh?!
Here’s how to make your own 2-in-1 Deodorizing AND Rodent Repelling Disks!
*Note: this is the EXACT same way we created our homemade vapor shower disks! We’re just changing the “active” ingredient. Again, we are not going to do measurements. You really have to “eyeball it” to find the right consistency.
Here’s what you need:
- Baking Soda
- Peppermint Essential Oil (you can use extract too but it’s not as strong)
- Silicone Tray (ice cube or baking; it doesn’t matter which)
Pour a bit of water into a bowl and add your baking soda (doing it the other way around could result in WAY too much wasted baking soda).
You want to form a watery paste. If it is too thick, add a few more drops of water.
This is what you want your mixture to look like…
Once you have your baking soda paste ready, add SEVERAL drops of peppermint essential oil (or extract). Again, I didn’t count how many drops I used. I just added enough to make my eyes water.
Mix it thoroughly.
Next, spoon your paste into an ungreased silicone tray. I used my fancy Dollar Tree skull tray! I thought it was fitting for the mice. 😛
Once your tray is full, let it sit out on your counter for at least 12-24 hours. At 12 hours, they may still crumble when you attempt to take them out of the tray so, for extra “firmness” let it sit for the full 24.
When they are fully dry, carefully pop them out.
Now, place them where mice are entering your home (or garage in my case) and in stinky places like the trash can, diaper pails, or in the closet by the shoes!
Whoohoo! No more stink, no more worry about my four legged children, and no more mice all for a few pennies each! I’m calling this one a WINNER!
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