I love to garden. Currently I have zucchini, several herbs, cucumber, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes.
A few weeks ago I discovered that aphids were making quite the home out of my eggplant. If you know anything about aphids they aren’t a good insect to have, they’ll nibble away at everything.
After doing some research as to how I can ward of these little vermin naturally, I came up with my own garden spray that proved to be quite a success.
You’ll notice when I make my essential oil sprays that I use amber glass bottles. One reason I use glass is because it’s more eco friendly, I can reuse them over and over. Another is because glass doesn’t react with essential oils. Also, the amber color protects my spray from UV light. You can purchase my favorite amber bottles Here.
Fill your spray bottles up until you have about one inch left of space. Add 25 drops of cedar wood essential oil, 20 drops of peppermint, 5 drops of wild orange, and a tablespoon of Castile soap. Give your bottle a good shake and vigorously spray your plants, being sure to knock off the aphids. Spray your plants as often as twice a day.
I’ll tell you. After only 3 or 4 treatments the aphids were gone!!!!