Do you like to garden? I do! One of my favorite things is just watching the magical transformation. It's so amazing that all these beautiful fruits, veggies, flowers and trees were once a tiny little seed! One of my least favorite things... the bugs! haha

Keep your garden pest-free with essential oils! Try mixing 8 ounces of water in a spray bottle with ½ teaspoon natural soap and 12 drops of the essential oil(s) below that matches the pest you are trying to avoid. Remember to shake the bottle frequently to keep the oil mixed with the water.


Ants: Peppermint

Beetles: Peppermint, Thyme

Chiggers: Geranium, Lemongrass, Thyme

Cutworm: Thyme

Flies: Clove, Geranium, Peppermint, Rosemary

Mosquitoes: Geranium, Lemongrass

Moths: Peppermint, Geranium

Slugs: Cedarwood

Spiders: Peppermint

Ticks: Geranium, Thyme, Lemongrass

Weevil: Cedarwood


Currently we are waiting for a few home projects to finish up before we start landscaping and planting a new garden! I am super excited to get my hands dirty though and have some fresh produce and beautiful blooms welcoming me in the yard!

Let me know what you think! Did these recipes work for you?