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Bugs In The Garden–Snuff Them Out With Essential Oils

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I love gardening, but I have been engaged in an epic battle with bugs–they want to eat my lovely plants, and I’d really rather they didn’t. But I have discovered through trial and error and exhaustive Google searches, the secret to getting rid of those evil little creepy crawlies seeking to devour my greenery: lemongrass and peppermint oils.

Put a liberal amount of both in a spray bottle with water and mist the everloving crap out of your plants. Almost every bug that likes to munch then will be killed or repelled. Reapply as often as necessary, and feel good about not soaking your entire yard in toxic chemicals.

Bonus: lemongrass kills mosquitos on contact. I usually have no problem with bugs, except ants when they’re attacking my baby, but I HATE mosquitos with an all-consuming passion.

Hopefully this helps you guys…I forgot about my roses when I was vigorously defending my veggie garden this year, and they have green leaves that have been chewed until they resemble doilies. Sigh.

Love you, internet people!

Loretta