Essential oils: the 7 best uses to remember for the garden

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You do not tire of your small bottles of essential oils for your beauty products and home care as to treat your little sores and add more to your dishes? Why not also take them to the garden where essential oils can help you concoct super repellents and remedies for small pains of plants? Did you know, for example, that you could have nicer potted tomatoes by watering them with water and a few drops of basil essential oil? Amazing like the other tips below!

Summary

1) Treat insect bites

For any sting or bite, you can rely on one or two drops of pure lavender oil pure or diluted in oil or aloe vera. For a more elaborate and effective version for a particularly embarrassing fresh bite, you can dilute in a teaspoon of organic cider vinegar 2 drops of lavender, 2 of chamomile and 1 of basil. Apply directly to the affected skin with a cotton pad.

2) Repel garden pests with essential oils

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Different oils work on different pests. We advise you to create an insecticide with a spray bottle filled with water and 10 drops of each of these oils:

  • peppermint (spiders, aphids, white flies, ants, bugs, fleas, beetles …)
  • thyme (insects that stings, ticks, cockroaches, bugs …)
  • clove (flying insects)
  • rosemary (flies, fleas, mosquitoes, larvae …)

It will mix with each use! You can also use them separately for a repellent effect on a specific species. If nothing helps, buy neem oil to dehydrate and kill difficult pests (including eggs and larvae).

3) Run away the rodents quickly

You surely love peppermint essential oil, but it is not the same for rodents that it repels effectively. So, you can put cotton soaked in this oil in holes, nests and places of passage

4) To hunt pets

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Whether it is the tomcat neighbor or yours, you may not want to see them prowl and scratch at the kitchen garden or flower beds (with some droppings deposited here and there for good measure)! Here you can opt for rosemary oil whose smell is unbearable. Some strings or strips of cloth soaked in this scent to be tied between the rows and around the garden or a mulch placed on the plants sprayed with water and a few drops of rosemary HE will do the work if you think about renewing the plant. odour. For dogs, prefer the essential oil of black pepper (without abusing it so that it becomes unpleasant for you too).

5) Against fungi on plants

Unfortunately, they cause diseases and damage the health of the plant. So we must act quickly not to see a plant die quickly. You can pour a dozen drops of essential antifungal oil in a spray filled with water. Then spray the liquid where it needs to be treated. Neem oil can still be used here, but also the classic fungicide tea tree oil. If you do not have any of these oils, there are other options: thyme, cloves, oregano, cinnamon, garlic, peppermint …

6) Against gastropods

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Can not you eat slugs and snails? So, trust the repelling powers of cedar, pine or hyssop. Indeed, a ring soaked in a mixture of oil and water will do the trick and will make them want to approach.

7) Get the pollinators en masse in the garden with essential oils they love!

We always want to push back, but why not attract some animals with essential oils for once? After all, pollinators are the best friends of your plants! For bees, consider orange blossom, lavender, marjoram, hyssop, sage, basil or rosemary. And for butterflies, get sage, fennel, yarrow, lavender or even feline mint.