Array
Gardening

Keep Kids And Pets Away From Poisonous Houseplants With This Hack

If you don't have a high shelf to keep your planters out of reach, this two-ingredient spray is a great alternative

Shares
Photography: Pexels.com (Main Photo)

Every homeowner knows that adding plants at home is always a good idea. They bring color, beauty, and life to our living spaces—not to mention, they clean the air and boost the energy of a room, too. However, there is one caveat—some powerful houseplants should be grown with extra caution because they can be poisonous, especially to curious kids and pets who have a tendency to sample everything they can get their hands (or paws!) on.

Don't worry, you can always turn to a repellent spray that uses nothing but tap water and your favorite essential oil! Since little ones and furry friends are more sensitive to smells than we are, they are less likely to play with things that have a strong scent. As a bonus, it will leave your entire house smelling like a spa. 

Excited to try it? Check out the step-by-step guide below: 

What you need: 

  • Spray bottle
  • Your essential oil of choice 
  • Water


How-to: 

  • In your spray bottle, pour 3/4 parts water with 15 drops of your chosen essential oil. This ratio helps keep the scent strong but the solution mild enough not to ruin the leaves of your plant.  
  • Shake well before use. Spray solution on the leaves of your plant and into the soil.

RL Tip: Eucalyptus, mint, lavender, lemongrass and lavender work best—just choose the one you don't mind smelling 24/7.  

PHOTOS and SOURCES: Pexels.com (Main) | Almost Makes Perfect  

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

8 Ways to Keep Your Bags in Good Condition

Give it the right dose of TLC and make sure you store it properly

The Ultimate Bangkal Makati Thrift Shopping Guide

Let's revisit this famous place and get all the insider tips and tricks on budget and secondhand shopping in Bangkal and Evangelista

South Folks, Going Home From NAIA Is Now More Convenient Than Ever

UBE Express launches new routes to Muntinlupa and Laguna

Get Rid of These 5 Items in Your Closet

Decluttering your closet can be hugely tiring, but the benefits will surely be worth it

8 Design Hacks To Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Because your tiny loo can be big in style

LOOK: The Kamuning Footbridge Gets a Makeover

See how architect Paulo Alcazaren reimagines the problematic footbridge as an urban oasis

5 Items in Your Home That May Harm Your Pets

Ensure a safe home for your beloved furry friends

6 Details That Are Probably Making Your Home Look Ugly

Because the devil really is in the details

What to Give Your Friends This Christmas, According to Their Zodiac Sign

Turn to the stars for stellar gift advice and give your friends something they'd really like

These Modern-Pinoy Throw Pillows Are Made By a Babaylan

A shaman from the Manobo tribe hand-embroiders symbols and prayers into these pillows

Cooking For The Holidays Just Got Easier With These Kitchen Tools

Make holiday cooking even more exciting with these handy tools and gadgets

7 Steps to Prevent Mice in Your Home

Solve your rodent infestation issue at home once and for all
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!