Homemade Lavender Mint Chicken Coop Refresh Spray
Make this all-natural, DIY spray to refresh your chicken coop.
As the weather warms up, our coop can start to smell, shall I say, less than appealing. While this homemade coop refresh spray should NEVER be used as an alternative to keeping a clean coop, after removing all the soiled bedding and replacing it with new bedding, scraping down the roosts, and refreshing the nesting boxes, this all-natural scented spray will leave your coop smelling wonderful.
I created my own recipe for a pleasant smelling spray that could be used in between and after cleanings to keep our coop not only smelling nice but also help repel rodents, insects and calm our laying hens naturally. I love that I am not using anything that could harm our chickens and also provide aromatherapeutic benefits to them.
- Handful of fresh mint
- Handful of fresh lavender leaves and flowers
- Bottle of white vinegar (feel free to substitute vodka – yes vodka!)
Vanilla bean, split and cut in half
- Two canning jars
- Spray bottle
About the ingredients
Mint is a natural rodent repellent.
Vanilla is a natural fly and mosquito repellent.
I started using vodka (buying the largest, cheapest bottle I could find at the liquor store) and much prefer it to the vinegar because the vodka is odorless. In fact, the spray smells so nice that I use it in our home as well as the coop.
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