Homemade Bug Sprays To Keep Your Plants Happy And Healthy!

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Homemade Bug Sprays To Keep Your Plants Happy And Healthy!

It's important to keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy because they keep us healthy.  They feed us and clean our air among other things.  Check out these homemade plant sprays to help keep them "bad" bug free! Green is in! People are growing their own veggies & herbs and also planting beautiful fragrant ornamental plants to draw bees in for pollinating outdoors.  Which means finding a homemade bug spray for outdoor plants is essential to saving money. Plants not only make your yard and home inside beautiful to look at, they’re also good for our health.  They absorb the carbon dioxide and release oxygen.  They not only freshen the air, they eliminate harmful toxins. In fact, according to research by NASA, plants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins in just 24 hours! It's important to keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy because they keep us healthy.  They feed us and clean our air among other things.  Check out these homemade plant sprays to help keep them "bad" bug free! Plants also improve your concentration and productivity.  They reduce your stress levels and boost your mood.  Plus, they regulate the humidity level and increase your levels of positivity.  Once you see the greenery in nature, it helps you feel more relaxed and calm. Creating your own garden and harvesting your own herbs is a great start to beautifying your surroundings and helping the environment! To create the perfect green haven in your home, you need to spend a little more of your time taking care of your plants.  This doesn’t only involve watering or fertilizing, you also need to make sure that they are free from pests and insects. It's important to keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy because they keep us healthy.  They feed us and clean our air among other things.  Check out these homemade plant sprays to help keep them "bad" bug free! Getting rid of those pesky insects can be a headache.  However, the ready-to-use products available for purchase may be harmful not only to your plant’s health, but, also to your family. Instead of buying the expensive pesticides, try and make your own!  Here are some effective, yet easy to make, homemade plant sprays for your herbs and vegetables. It's important to keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy because they keep us healthy.  They feed us and clean our air among other things.  Check out these homemade plant sprays to help keep them "bad" bug free!

Insect Soap

Although insect soaps are available in the gardening aisle of your local store, you can make your own.  Insect soap spray is effective against:
  • caterpillars
  • aphids
  • mites.
Adding cooking oil to the mixture makes it cling to the leaves for more effectiveness.

What You Need:

3 drops of mild dishwashing liquid 1 quart water 1 tablespoon cooking oil

What You Need To Do:

1.  Combine the liquid soap with the water. 2.  Add the cooking oil and mix thoroughly until the liquid soap is fully dissolved. 3.  Place in a spray bottle and spray on herbs or vegetables. Always test any solution, homemade or store purchased before using it full on your plants.  You don’t want to have an adverse affect and hurt or the plant.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol desiccates the bodies of:
  • aphids
  • thrips
  • mealy bugs

What You Need:

1 cup rubbing alcohol 1 quart water

What You Need To Do:

1.  Mix the rubbing alcohol and water together. 2.  Place in a spray bottle and spray on your plants. Always test any solution, homemade or store purchased before using it full on your plants.  You don’t want to have an adverse affect and hurt or the plant. It's important to keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy because they keep us healthy.  They feed us and clean our air among other things.  Check out these homemade plant sprays to help keep them "bad" bug free!

Epsom Salt

Epsom salt can is especially effective on:
  • beetles
  • slugs
Spraying a mixture around the base of the plant every week will not only deter pests, it also adds magnesium to the soil and increases the absorption of nutrients for a healthier plant. What You Need: 1 cup Epsom salt 5 gallons of water What You Need To Do: 1.  Dissolve the Epsom salt in water. 2. Pour the mixture in a spray bottle and apply to the pest-afflicted plant once a week. Always test any solution, homemade or store purchased before using it full on your plants.  You don’t want to have an adverse affect and hurt or the plant.

Soap And Vegetable Oil

Another effective insecticidal spray is the combination of soap and vegetable oil.  Oil works by coating  and smothering soft-body pests like:
  • aphids
  • mites
What You Need: 1 cup vegetable oil 1 quart liquid soap What You Need To Do: 1.  Mix the vegetable oil with liquid soap and shake well. 2.  To use, mix one tablespoon of the concentrated liquid with four cups of water and spray on the affected plants. Always test any solution, homemade or store purchased before using it full on your plants.  You don’t want to have an adverse affect and hurt or the plant. It's important to keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy because they keep us healthy.  They feed us and clean our air among other things.  Check out these homemade plant sprays to help keep them "bad" bug free!

Hot Pepper Bug Repellent

Placing a row of hot chili pepper plants in your garden can get rid of pests.  However, it may be time-consuming.  So instead of planting your own, you may create a simple hot pepper bug repellent spray to get rid of all the insects in your garden. What You Need: A handful of dried hot chili peppers 1 quart fine horticultural oil What You Need To Do: 1. Place the hot chili peppers in a food processor and grind to dust. 2. You can just sprinkle it around your plants alone, or you may also add 1/2 cup of ground chili peppers to a quart of fine horticultural oil and spray on your plants. Always test any solution, homemade or store purchased before using it full on your plants.  You don’t want to have an adverse affect and hurt or the plant.

Green Tea

Green tea is not only good for the body, it is also a good alternative to kill all the pests on your plants. What You Need: 1 green tea bag 1 quart water What You Need To Do: 1. Brew a green tea bag in a quart of water.  Let sit until it’s room temperature. 2. Use the mixture to water your plants. Always test any solution, homemade or store purchased before using it full on your plants.  You don’t want to have an adverse affect and hurt or the plant. You don’t need to spend too much or sacrifice your plants and family’s health.  You can create your own plant spray to get rid of all those insects and keep your plants happy! Do you have a homemade recipe to share?  Leave it in the comments below!

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It's important to keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy because they keep us healthy.  They feed us and clean our air among other things.  Check out these homemade plant sprays to help keep them "bad" bug free!

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