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DIY Bug Repellent! Components: Spray bottle Purified water or Witch Hazel, Citronella, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, or Lavender oils (any combination) (OR BUG OFF BY PLANT THERAPY) OR Sugarless vanilla extract Cotton ball
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.
"Aspirin is the remedy for fungal plant problems, Black spot, powdery mildew, and rust are a terrible trio of fungi, which can attack and destroy your plants. Scientists have found that two uncoated aspirin tablets (325 milligrams each) dissolved in 1 quart of water and used as a foliar spray can thwart these diseases."
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.