Essential Oils for Insect Garden Pests

For plants infested with insects, use one of the following Young Living Essential Oils. Fill a mist spray bottle with 4 oz. of water, add a few drops of essential oil and mist the infested plant. Remember to shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water.

Use as little as possible, essential oils are powerful and strong. Several applications, a few days apart, may be necessary.

Spearmint (#3638 ): ants, aphids, caterpillars, black flea beetle, gnats, lice, moths, and plant lice.

Peppermint (#3614 ): ants, aphids, bean beetle, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, black flee beetle, flies, lice, moths, and plant lice.

Lemongrass (#3581): black flea beetle, fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks.

Hyssop (#3566 ): aphids, cabbage root fly, moths, and slugs.

Thyme (#3650 ): bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, and ticks.

Sage (#3632): cabbage root fly, cutworm, nematodes, ticks, & white fly.

Rosemary (#3626): cabbage root fly and carrot fly.

Patchouli (#3608): gnats, snails, weevils, and woolly aphids.

Pine (#3618 ): slugs, snails, and wooly aphids.

Sandalwood (#3635) weevils and wooly aphids.

Purification (#3399 ): will not only help keep the bugs away, but when applied to a bite or sting will help neutralize the venom for wasp, bee, and yellow jacket stings. The next day, there were no traces of a sting. It works well for mosquito bites too.

Palo Santo (#3607): this is my favorite choice for repelling insects (keeping them away from me while I’m outdoors). This is also my #1 choice as a tick killer (how I use Palo Santo during tick season).

Thieves Household Cleaner (#3743): I have also used Thieves Household Cleaner on aphids and powdery mildew with very good success. Thieves Household Cleaner is an all-purpose natural household concentrate that you dilute with water, I’ve used the “light” dilution on aphids and powdery mildew.

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