DIY All-Natural, Non-Toxic Bug Spray Using Essential Oils


Now that the warm weather is here, bugs are beginning to invade! Eek! I noticed while sweeping my front porch the other day that ants were crawling all over this plant in my garden. I was prepared, though!
I mixed up a few minty essential oils with witch hazel and water in a spray bottle and went to town! Here's how they were crawling all over the plant before I sprayed..
.. and here's what it looked like after!
I went ahead and sprayed the remainder of my plants, my porch border, my window ledges and my door frame.
My porch smelled amazing, and I'm so excited to use an all-natural bug spray to repel bugs! You can alter your recipe to include oils particular to bugs you're looking to get rid of. Below you'll find a handy chart of oils that work to repel particular bugs.
Find out exactly how I made this bug spray recipe using the link below!

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  • Dawn or any other dish soap isn't made specifically for plants, so before using anything of that sort, I would test out an area first. There are insecticidal soaps out there that are made for this type of thing.

  • Alice Bailey
    on Oct 27, 2019

    Yes this is great..thank you..I live in Maine and it's getting colder so when I brought my plants inside I saw like gnats or fruit fly size ugh

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