Herb and Essential Oil Pesticide DIY

Ashley Griffith
by Ashley Griffith
7 Materials
10 Minutes
Here is an easy way you can protect your Summer garden from pests by making a chemical-free pesticide that’s safe for your plants and your family! Along with our garden herbs, my collection of essential oils I’ve been using for candles and DIY beauty projects will come in quite handy to use in natural, homemade pesticide, as well.

You probably already know that citronella naturally repels mosquitoes, but I’ve read that it’s also good for repelling fruit flies. Lavender is also a great pest deterrent. It’s known to keep away flies, mosquitoes, moths, and more. If these essential oils aren’t available to you, plant a lemongrass plant and a lavender plant in individual containers. The herbs are supposed to work just as well as the oils, which is why I used fresh mint for this pesticide.
Mint is a plant that you just can’t kill. I didn’t use much of my mint plant last year and tried to cut it out of its container this year before Spring really took off. Well, the mint came back in full force, so I decided to take advantage of it! Turns out, it’ll keep aphids, gnats, beetles, and many other pests away!
With just a few ingredients, you can easily make your own and make your garden even better for your family!

For full instructions on making your own herb and essential oil pesticide, visit Hello Nature using the link below!
Suggested materials:
  • Plastic Spray Bottle
  • Water
  • Garlic Cloves
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