Gardening Spray


For more specific insect problems, try mixing 8 ounces of water in an oil-safe plastic or glass spray bottle with 1/2 teaspoon natural organic soap and 12 drops of essential oils from the guide below.  Remember to shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water.

Ants: Peppermint
Aphids: Peppermint, Sandalwood, White Fir
Beetles: Peppermint, Thyme
Caterpillars: Peppermint
Chiggers: Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme
Cutworm: Thyme
Fleas: Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint
Flies: Basil, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary
Gnats: Patchouli
Mosquitoes: Lavender, Lemongrass
Moths: Lavender, Peppermint
Plant Lice: Peppermint
Roaches: Eucalyptus
Slugs: White Fir
Snails: Patchouli, White Fir
Spiders: Peppermint
Ticks: Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme
Weevils: Patchouli, Sandalwood

For an all-around insect repellant blend, try using the (bug) Repellent Blend.  Lemongrass is also all-purpose.