Organic essential oils are a pure and wonderful resource, playing a two-fold role in keeping your garden blooming, blossoming and growing, as well as protecting your garden from unwanted bugs and plant destroyers. When it comes to garden insects, there are some beneficial bugs that you want to lure into in your garden, and then there are the bad guys that are not welcome.
Organic essential oils simply take the principle of companion planting to the next level.
Let’s first talk battle strategy: if you want your garden to grow, there are many pesky insects that you need to get rid of and repel - those little blighters that have the potential to destroy crops, herbs, flowers and trees. We’re talking varieties of ants, aphids, snails, beetles, cutworms etc. Organic essential oil solutions hold the pesticide power to naturally repel these unwelcome creepy crawlies without causing harm like their toxic counterparts.
(To make up a solution, the general guideline is 10-20 drops ofessential oil to 1 gallon / 3.7 litres of water).
Use your arsenal of essential oil spray bottles and get ready to wage war:
There is no denying that the natural efficacy and pure potency of organic essential oils make them an invaluable tool in your garden shed.
Now for the good bugs which are generally divided into two groups - the predators and the pollinators. These are nature’s friends that help your garden grow organically. Organic essential oils become a secret weapon in attracting these lovelies into your garden and ensuring they stay.
The predators are beneficial bugs for keeping your garden balanced and free of pests. Spiders eat more insects than birds, and ladybugs are relentless when it comes to eating aphids and beetles set on destroying your plants.
The pollinators are the buzzing and fluttering miracles of nature that make your garden bloom and produce: bees, butterflies, lacewings and hawkmoths - just to name a few.
If you are looking for a bumper crop of fruits and veggies, or a floral world of color, then the followingorganic essential oils are the perfect invitation for pollinators:
Dilute 2-4 drops ofessential oil to 8oz of water (250ml) or add a few drops of essential oil to a piece of cheesecloth tied to a twig and placed at the base of the plants or tied to branches of fruit trees. Essential oils soaked cotton balls placed in individual cardboard egg container ‘cups’ and planted in the soil next to each plant is another simple way to attract pollinators.
If you are convinced of the principles of organic gardening and farming and the benefits of essential oils in increasing your garden’s health, beauty and abundance, then Sanctus Essence is your natural companion on this journey.
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