Would you like to repel insects naturally with a homemade garden bug spray?

Peppermint essential oil can naturally repel bugs from your garden plants.  Why?  The scent is a turn off to bugs.   This is a great way to keep your plants healthy without the use of pesticides or herbicides.  Peppermint essential oil is a great alternative for a homemade garden bug spray that your plants will love.
homemade garden bug spray
Homemade Garden Bug Spray

Directions:  Place all ingredients into a spray bottle.  1 drop peppermint per 1 oz of water.  1 tsp of liquid soap to help the mixture stick to the plants. Shake and spray plants.
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Warning:  Do not apply in direct sun.  Wait until the sun is setting to apply this spray.

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  1. Marilyn Henderson

    Will this also repel bees, which I need?

  2. Tracy Robinson

    I apply once a week, as needed or more often if it rains.

  3. What is the ratio of dishwashing detergent to water? (or total volume?). Does the mixture have to go in a glass bottle?

  4. Tracy Robinson

    Just a tsp in 32oz. Enough to make the mixture stick better to the plants. No a glass bottle isn’t required as long as you have higher quality plastic. Number 1 or 2.