Spring is here, and we are officially getting past the last frost of the season, which means it’s time to get started on your garden if you haven’t already. Now’s the time to mix up your soil, plant seeds, pull those weeds, and transplant the sprouts you’ve started indoors.
If you enjoy growing a garden of your own, odds are you want to keep it as healthy as possible. Not only will this help you get a good harvest, but healthy plants make for healthy fruits and veggies to eat! Despite many claims that pesticides are not as dangerous as they seem, they are toxic, and once they get into the soil, they get into your crops and can get into you. Yuck!
So, if you want to keep your garden in pristine condition without the use of nasty pesticides, essential oils are an excellent way to naturally care for your garden!
Essential Oils To Repel Garden Insects
Pests and insects are common problems that gardeners face. From tiny ants and aphids to slimy slugs and snails, insects can wreak havoc on your lush garden and make it difficult for you to get the harvest you want. But, plants and soil soak up everything. If you use chemical-filled bug repellents, odds are your plants are soaking up those toxins as well as the bugs. And on one wants that. As an alternative, use these essential oils to create natural, safe, and effective insect repellents in your garden!
Peppermint: While we love the smell of this minty fresh oil, many insects do not. Use Peppermint oil to repel ants, aphids, squash bugs, white flies, beetles, fleas, spiders, caterpillars, gnats, mosquitoes, plant lice, moths, and more.
Cedarwood: This sweet, woody oil can help repel ants, aphids, beetles, caterpillars, chiggers, cutworms, fleas, gnats, mosquitoes, slugs, snails, plant lice, moths, roaches, spiders, ticks, and weevils.
Rosemary: This fresh-smelling, herbaceous oil is great for the garden and kitchen, but bugs hate it. Use Rosemary oil to help repel many insects, including fleas, flies, and mosquitoes. Rosemary can also help repel insect larvae, as well as adult insects.
Thyme: Another great herb, Thyme’s aroma can help repel a variety of insects. Try using it to keep chiggers, ticks, roaches, beetles, fleas, and mosquitoes away from your garden.