Scentsable Living

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“Mary, Mary. Quite contrary. How does your garden grow?”

Many do not know that essential oils have an amazing role in the garden. Several roles, actually.

* They can be natural pest deterrents.
* They can build up the health of the plants.
* Assist in an increased harvest.
* Enhance the fragrance or flavor of the flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
* Make your time in the garden more enjoyable.

➡️ I’ve experienced these benefits in my own personal gardens in years past. ⬅️

Today let’s look at deterring pests in the garden. The following chart gives you a list of essential oils for certain garden pests. It may not be an exhaustive list, but it certainly makes for a fantastic start.

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There are several ways to incorporate the essential oils from the above chart.

🍅 A spray consisting of 1 gallon of water with 4-8 drops essential oil can be used to spritz onto flowers, fruit, and vegetables.

🍅 Hanging strips of cloth from branches of trees with a drop of essential oil on each strip can save you from the task of trying to spray such a large area. You can renew as needed simply by adding additional drops of essential oil.

🍅 Cotton balls: This method can be used to deter insects by placing 3 drops essential oil onto a cotton ball and place in or near where insects or critters tend to gather near your garden.

🍅 Cartons: This method is good for deterring slugs, snails, mice, cats, dogs and all ground-moving insects. Bury an old plastic container in the ground, such as a yogurt or margarine container, so that it’s level with the ground. Use 3 drops essential oil in the carton. Renew as needed. Cats and dogs dislike a powerful aroma because it puts them off the scents. It will discourage them from urinating around your garden.

(from The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood)

Author: scentsableliving

Hi, my name is Tanya. I invite you to join me on this exciting journey of discovering a more natural approach to caring for ourselves and those we love. I believe that God has given us everything we need in order to take back our health, and our lives, by creating chemical free homes and obtaining financial freedom. Welcome to Scentsable Living.

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