Essential oils for gardening: Yes! You can use essential oils to enhance your dirt and your plants’ growth! Yah!

Adding oils to the soil when you are preparing beds can be super beneficial to your garden.

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Here is a few thoughts: 

  • A few drops of Tea Tree Essential oil & DDR Essential Oil promotes healthy and normal balance and growth with no fungus. 
  • Add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil & Rosemary Oil in a spray bottle and spray baby or large plants to ward off mice, beetles, flies, fleas, ants, aphids, chiggers and caterpillars. 
  • A few drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil and a few drops of Arborvitae added to your dirt deters slugs, snails and other pests.
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It is so easy to Make a spray of 2 – 4 drops of these Essential Oils in 8 ounces of water and spray the soil around base of plants.

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Just be careful in spraying flowering or buds on plants. I always add a few drops of Lemon Essential oil & A few drops of Basil Oil to my watering can or drip irrigation to encourage quicker growth.

Here are other oils safe to use in your garden:

  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Sandalwood
  • Siberian Fir
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Geranium
  • Patchouli
  • Black Spruce
  • Try some!

What oils will you be using this summer season?

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