Why You Should Consider Leaving A Jar Of Cinnamon Sticks On Your Kitchen Counters

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You can use cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon and cinnamon essential oil to keep pests away. The simplest solution for your kitchen is to leave cinnamon sticks out on the countertop. This can stop bugs from crawling around your cooking space when you’re not watching. And if there are any mice finding ways into your kitchen overnight, cinnamon sticks may prevent them from sneaking up onto the countertops. This same idea works for keeping rodents or snakes out of your outdoor storage spaces. Leave a few cinnamon sticks out in your garage or storage shed to keep these pests from making a home where you don’t want them. Another option would be to soak cotton balls in cinnamon essential oil and leave these wherever you see traces of rodent intrusion.

If you’d like to get even more crafty with your cinnamon usage, TikTok user @brunchwithbabs offers several suggestions. You can sprinkle ground cinnamon in the bottom of your outdoor trash cans to repel rodents and keep raccoons out, and the same advice can keep bugs out of your kitchen garbage. Leave cinnamon sticks in a fruit bowl to keep fruit flies out of your kitchen. She also shares a recipe for homemade bug spray using two teaspoons of cinnamon with four cups of warm water, half a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol, and half a teaspoon of dish detergent.

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