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Homemade All Natural Pesticide! Going to whip up a batch when I'm ready to get my very small potted herb garden going! :) YAY!
How to control aphids organically. Use lemon juice as an organic way of killing and repelling aphids from the plants in your garden. | Something I need to try for some plants in my garden. ~cam
Lilly"s BUGS, aphids Throw the peel into 300ml of boiling water and leave to simmer for half an hour or so. Meanwhile, pour the lemon juice into a spray can or a watering can with a rose and spray the affected leaves and stems on your plants. Aphids hate citrus, and will either die or disappear, leaving your plants to recover beautifully.
Natural Bug Spray. Here’s what you’ll need: essential oils (citronella and lemongrass are musts, I also like lavender or you could use tea tree oil or geranium oil for tick protection), 14 oz. bottle of witch hazel (available in grocery stores & pharmacies usually close to the rubbing alcohol), a spray bottle (or two–one for home and one for the diaper bag/car), a jar for mixing, and a funnel.
This project is a great room or linen spray on it's own, or a base for something a little more elaborate. And since it is just citrus and vodka, if you like, it could also make a nice additional to your bar : ) The vodka and citrus fruits have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that will freshen up a room or closet without additional chemicals.