Are you looking for ways to repel bugs in the garden? These are some of the top essential oils that repel bugs! Use these to keep those pesky insects away from your precious plants!
Essential Oils That Repel Bugs
Growing a garden is hard enough without insects interfering!
After lots of hard work and spending all of your time watering your garden, weeding it, and watching it grow, there is nothing worse than coming out one morning to find that bugs have destroyed your plants!
Is there a way to prevent this? Is there a way to get rid of these pests if they do strike?
The answer is yes! And you can do it in a natural organic way!
You can keep the pests away while keeping your garden safe and healthy!
You can do it with essential oils!
Essential Oils for Garden Pests
Now you might be wondering how this works?
Essential oils are basically the cells of plants. The essential oils that I recommend in this article come from herbs and plants that bugs do not like. It is basically a concentrated version of the plant that it comes from.
For example, it takes approximately 40 rose petals to make 1 drop of rose essential oil! Now that is concentrated, is it not?!
So by spraying a mixture containing essential oils on your plants, produce, or the ground around them, you can eliminate those creepy crawlers that plague you and your garden!
Essential Oils for Pest Control in the Garden
There are a couple of different ways to use your essential oils in the garden.
You can either add approximately 10 drops to a gallon of water in a watering can, and water your plants with it. Or you can add that mixture to a spray bottle and mist them that way. I feel like I control the dispersion of the essential oils best when I use it in a spray bottle.
If you’re spraying the oils around the perimeter of your garden you can use a stronger dilution ratio. I like to start with 10 drops per gallon though when spraying it directly on plants to be sure that the plant can handle the oils.
You might have to reapply regularly to prevent insects from entering your garden, and you might have to apply multiple times to rid your garden of existing insects.
Also remember that essential oils are not water soluble. So you will have to continually shake your spray bottle as you spray it on the plants.
Essential Oils that Repel Garden Pests
So which essential oils should you use in your garden? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular essential oils for repelling garden pests!
7 Essential Oils That Repel Bugs in the Garden!
These are seven essential oils that you probably already have on hand that will have those pests fleeing your garden as fast as they can!
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is great for many many insects!
It is especially awesome for ants! Drip a couple of drops on an ant hill and watch the ants pack up and leave town!
Spray it on your garden to keep caterpillars, wasps, beetles and more away as well!
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Another great insect repellent oil is lemongrass.
Wasps hate lemongrass as well as other pests such as deer and rabbits!
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is the all purpose oil that is not only great for you, but great for the garden as well!
Keep away black and white flies, moths, and more with this wonderfully fragrant oil!
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme is the oil of choice for cutworms! It's also great for flies and ticks!
Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood has long been known for it's ability to repel bugs.
It has been used for centuries to line trunks and cabinets in order to keep bugs out!
But why stop there? Use this awesome oil to keep pests out of the garden! Pests such as snails and aphids!
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood is another strong wood oil that repels insects and bugs.
Use sandalwood to repel aphids & weevils.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary is a great essential oil to use in the garden!
Honeslty most bugs hate rosemary. Pine beetles definitely can't stand it along with certain flies.
Best Essential Oils for Garden Pests
Those are seven of the top essential oils to keep bugs and pests out of your garden!
Have you used essential oils in the garden before? If so leave me a comment below telling me which oils you use!
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