For plants infested with insects, use one of the following essential oils. Fill a mist spray bottle with 4 oz. of water, add the essential oils and mist the infested plant. Use as little as possible. Several applications, a few days apart, may be necessary:
- Spearmint: ants, aphids, caterpillars, black flea beetle, gnats, lice, moths, and plant lice.
- Peppermint: ants, aphids, bean beetle, cabbage root fly, caterpillars, black flea beetle, flies, lice, moths, and plant lice.
- Lemongrass: black flea beetle, fleas, mosquitos, and ticks.
- Tansy: black fly, carrot fly, fleas, flies, greenfly, mosquitos, and white fly.
- Hyssop: aphids, cabbage root fly, moths, and slugs.
- Thyme: bean beetle, cabbage root fly, cutworm, and ticks.
- Sage: cabbage root fly, cutworm, nematodes, ticks, and white fly.
- Rosemary: cabbage root fly and carrot fly.
- Patchouly: gnats, snails, weevils, and wooly aphids.
- Pine: slugs, snails, and wooly aphids.
- Sandalwood: weevils and wooly aphids.
- Purification: will not only help keep the bugs away, but when applied to a bite or sting, will neutralize the venom. Apply a drop of Purification to wasp, bee, and yellow jacket stings and mosquito bites too…
Check your Essential Oils Reference Guide for additional ideas about using Young Living Essential Oils in your garden!
If you are new to using the oils, you may have plenty of questions about how to use them, when to use them, and which oils to use for what purposes. These are very common questions for those of us who were not raised in a home that used essential oils on a regular basis, but fear not! There are a variety of resources available to help you learn all you wish to know about how to incorporate these oils into your life, and we are here to help you find them!
One of our favorite resources for learning more about how others are using the oils is: www.Oil-Testimonials.com. Here you can use the search option to search for a specific condition you may be experiencing, such as “headache” or “varicose veins” and then browse the posts by other users of essential oils to find out what they have used that’s been helpful. You do have to create an account using an email and password of your choice, but you will also be able to share this resource with others you introduce to the oils as a personal reference.
Another helpful resource, if you live near the Eugene area, is…(drumroll, please) us! Attend one of our introductory classes to essential oils. After some interest was expressed, we have decided to host 2 classes in the next couple months for beginners to come and learn more about using therapeutic-grade essential oils as non-toxic, natural alternatives to harsh chemicals in the home and on the body. We will also be discussing how you can turn your love of essential oils into a business working either part or full-time! Visit our website: www.EugeneWellnessCenter.com, to keep up on our Monthly Classes, Monthly Specials, and Monthly Promotions offered by Young Living!
The classes will be held:
Sat. April 20th 1-2:30pm &
Wed. May 1st 6-7:30pm
at Eugene Wellness Center
1551 Oak St. B
Eugene, OR 97401
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Again, you can always check in with us and what we are up to by visiting our website at: www.EugeneWellnessCenter.com. Have a great day and happy oiling!