I was born in Italy, on the Mediterranean Riviera, a land blessed by a mild climate where flowers and plants prosper and display their colors and spread their aromas year-round.
As I enjoy gardening, I find it rewarding and relaxing, I did a little research to find out how Aromatherapy could come to a gardener's aid. Here are a few tips that I found very useful and effective.
For plants infested with insects, use one of the following 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 : ants, aphids, caterpillars, black flea beetle, gnats, lice, moths, and plant lice.
Peppermint : ants, aphids, bean beetle, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, black flee beetle, flies, lice, moths, and plant lice.
Lemongrass : black flea beetle, fleas, mosquitoes, and ticks.
Hyssop : aphids, cabbage root fly, moths, and slugs.
Thyme : bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, and ticks.
Sage : cabbage root fly, cutworm, nematodes, ticks, & white fly.
Rosemary : cabbage root fly and carrot fly.
Patchouli : gnats, snails, weevils, and woolly aphids.
Pine : slugs, snails, and wooly aphids.
Sandalwood : weevils and wooly aphids.
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