If you have been into researching on how to apply essential oils in your daily life you night not be surprised that you can also use them in your garden to avoid pests and bugs chewing on your plants.
And the huge bonus, it’s not harming the environment.
No pestizides, easy to apply and safe to use on your veggies too even if you are gardening with your kids or have pets around.
Most problems for plant death or weakness is caused by fungus.
Explore essential oils on your plants and enjoy bug and fungus free harvest and flowering beauty on your shelf, balcony or garden.
This is an all natural alternative.
And it has positive side effects. Rosemary and Lavender essential oil for example are butterfly attractor.
Rosemary Essential Oil
This oil has a wonderful, woodsy scent and works wonderfully to help repel many pests in the garden including flies, fleas and mosquitoes. It has been shown to even repel the larvae itself.
Peppermint Essential Oil
This oil has a sweeter scent and repels several garden pests like aphids, flies and beetles and even spiders can’t stand it! You can place peppermint oil around baseboards or in cupboards in your home to keep spiders away.
Lavender Essential Oil
This oil is great natural insecticide which works on aphids, squash bugs, white flies, ants, beetles, and fleas, just to name a few And as mentioned it attracts butterflies. Use it as an edition to peppermint and Rosemary essential oil.
Create your essential oil bug spray.
- 15 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- 15 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 spray bottle with water
Mix the ingredients in water and shake before each use. Spray around and on the leaves. If you are suffering an invasion make shure to apply after wateri g or rain as it gets washed off the leaves easily.
Many plant diseases are cuased by parasitic fungi. They poison and damage the cells and take nutrients from the plant.
The secret is to start the treatment early, watch out for signs and in doubt start applying essential oil right away.
Fungus emergency treatment
- 1 tablespoon of Tea tree essential oil
- 1 spay bottle with water
Mix well and apply twice a week or after haevy rain on the plant you think is infested.
Do not use on hot days on the leaves and apply at night to avoid leaves getting burned.