The last post I wrote was about keeping insects out of your home, but I wanted to take that a step further and talk about keeping bugs out of your garden. I recently started loving plants and have a few succulents that I just picked up along with some cute little containers growing grass in my windowsill.. I am prone to killing any plant I touch, so I decided to pick the easiest things to take care of and start there.
The most important oils for keeping away bugs from your garden are peppermint and spearmint. Those oils help take care of the majority of bugs that may bother your plants, such as ants, aphids, beetles, caterpillars, fleas, flies, gnats, plant lice, moths, and spiders. Rosemary is another great one that helps keep away insect larvae. For help with roaches, try cedarwood or eucalyptus and for ticks, try lavender, tea tree, or lemongrass.
Snails and slugs are other common pests that may try to find their way into your garden. Cedarwood and pine are wonderful oils for helping to keep them out.
How do you use these oils to ward away those bugs? It’s pretty simple. Add 20-30 drops to a 32 ounce spray bottle of water and mist the plants. These oils should not hurt your plants, but I suggest trying a small spot before spraying all of it. Young Living actually uses their own oils to do all their own bug control to protect their fields. Super cool, right?
How do you keep your plants safe without using chemicals? Comment below to let me know!
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This is my personal testimony. Please consult with your physician prior to using any kind of natural remedy or supplement.