Essential Oils are simple, organic options to use in the garden.
For plants infested with insects, use one of the following essential oils. Fill a mist spray bottle with 4 oz. of water, add the essential oils and mist the infested plant. Use as little as possible. Several applications, a few days apart, may be necessary:
- Spearmint: ants, aphids, caterpillars, black flea beetle, gnats, lice, moths, and plant lice.
- Peppermint: ants, aphids, bean beetle, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, black flee beetle, flies, lice, moths, and plant lice.
- Lemongrass: black flea beetle, fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks.
- Tansy: black fly, carrot fly, fleas, flies, greenfly, mosquitoes, and white fly.
- Hyssop: aphids, cabbage root fly, moths, and slugs.
- Thyme: bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, and ticks.
- Sage: cabbage root fly, cutworm, nematodes, ticks, and white fly.
- Rosemary: cabbage root fly and carrot fly.
- Patchouly: gnats, snails, weevils, and woolly aphids.
- Pine: slugs, snails, and wooly aphids.
- Sandalwood: weevils and wooly aphids.
- Purification: will not only help keep the bugs away, but when applied to a bite or sting, will neutralize the venom. Apply a drop of Purification to wasp, bee, and yellow jacket stings and mosquito bites too.