You can use regular ole cinnamon spice in a jar. But Essential Oils are much more potent and work the best. This recipe doesn’t kill the ants. It just repells them. And with most all-natural remedies, you have to use it several times to see good results. It’s not a once and done chemical bomb.
Speaking of all-natural... I've learned that with just a few super inexpensive pantry staples, you can not only save money, but Green Your Clean in the process!