Commercial pesticides have been widely used for years in the garden, most of which are made from chemicals that are harmful to ground water and the soil. Organic gardening is becoming more popular with the use of organic materials such as manure for fertilizer and household products as weed killers. Essential oils have a place in the garden as well. Various essential oils are used as a pesticide and are very effective. You can make your own pesticide with different essentials oils, liquid soap (natural) or castile soap and water. It is important to use the soap in all applications as the soap acts as an adherent so the oils will stick to the insects.
You well need a Quart spray bottle, 60 drops of essential oil, 1/4 cup of liquid dish soap (natural brand) or Castile Soap
Pests do not find the scent of peppermint inviting. It is a natural choice for anyone eager to solve insect problems without using harmful toxins. The essential oil of peppermint (Menta piperita) provides protection from caterpillars, moths, aphids, bean beetle and ants. recipe
Mix the soap, water and the Spearmint essential oil in a spray bottle, and spray garden plants to control ants, aphids, caterpillars, moths, gnats, black flea beetle and plant lice.
Works to control fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and beetles. Spray your yard or surrounding camp area. Remember us the liquid soap in all apllications.
Eliminate cutworms, ticks, cabbage fly and bean beetles.
Amend the soil with lavender oil. This will improve the growing conditions for all plants and is a good compost material. Mix 2 to 3 drops into the soil surrounding plants. Use the same amount in small compost materials. In the spring, mulch all plants with the compost to encourage growth.
Clove oil helps control flies, rodent control-few drops of clove in the holes they've made themselves. Weed control-specifically wide-leaf weeds. Apply after the direct sun is off of the weeds. "Weed Science" showed that exposure to light may decrease the efficacy of clove oil for weed and pest control, so it may be best to spray when the garden is out of direct sunlight.
Cinnamon oil helps rid the garden of weeds. Spray directly on the wee only. Due to the potency of cinnamon, take care not to allow the spray to reach garden plants as it may damage them.
Works on cabbage caterpillars, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, and ticks.