In the Garden, Peppermint is Your Friend
Do you love gardening but hate the bugs that chew up your plants?
A few drops of Peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle can go a long way towards encouraging growth and repelling bugs in your garden. You will have to reapply it often, especially after it rains.
A simple recipe of sugar, apple cider vinegar and melaleuca essential oil will help your cut flowers last longer. You will want to use filtered or distilled water to avoid adding the chemicals from tap water to your vase. Every couple of days, cut a tiny bit off the ends of the flower stems (be sure to cut the stems at an angle).
You might be surprised to learn that OnGuard – doTERRA’s blend of Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Clove, Cinnamon and Wild Orange – is a great blend to encourage growth in your potted plants. The orange essential oil is a citrus and eucalyptus is a bug repellant. Your plants benefit from essential oils (which are simply OTHER plants!) just the same as your own body does. Plants are carbon based and so is the human body, since we are made from the dust of the earth. What a simple solution!
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