Essential Oil Plant Spray Recipe
The essential oil plant spray recipe promotes pollination, encourages plant growth, and helps deter insects from eating your garden or potted plants! Use this multipurpose homemade plant spray both indoors and out.
You’re here for one of two reasons. You’re either a plant lady or plant killer! Am I right? Honestly, I used to be quite the killer. I thought all there was to gardening was putting a plant in the dirt and remembering to water it a few days a week. This might have worked for a few months for hardy plants. But, I never gave them a chance to thrive.
Nowadays, I have the occasional casualty, but I blame each of those on the Texas heat, hail, and high winds. Trust me, anyone who lives on a hill in Texas knows what I’m talking about.
It turns out some of the same essential oils I use to clean, make perfume, and grow longer eyelashes also extend to plant care. Yep, plants need a little TLC too! If you are a plant mama or new to gardening and having houseplants you’re going to want to make this essential oil plant spray recipe.
Even if the thought of using essentials for plants seems foreign to you, you’ll quickly see how simple they are to apply and the many benefits they can provide. From promoting pollination, attracting butterflies, and encouraging growth to improving their appearance and repelling bugs – essential oils are incredible for plants!
Plant ladies and killers alike can benefit from using the best essential oils for plants in a multipurpose essential oil plant spray recipe.
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Can I spray essential oils on my plants?
Yes, nutrients in essential oils can help with a myriad of things including growth, pollination, and preventing annoying pests. But, they are best diluted. So, adding them to a glass spray bottle or a plant mister filled with water is ideal for use.
Will essential oils hurt my plants?
Essential oils will not hurt plants when used correctly. Dilution is recommended because they are concentrated. And they shouldn’t be overused. An essential oil plant spray is best applied once or twice a week.
Did you hear that plant killers? This homemade plant spray does not need to be applied every day.
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What essential oils are good for houseplants?
Every plant lady knows, that plants like plants. They do better when among other plants. So much so that there are known plant companions who help each other thrive. And essential oils are derived from plants.
As Young Living puts it, “Essential oils are concentrated extracts harvested from plants, herbs, and trees, which are carefully steam distilled or cold-pressed. These pure, precious oils are more potent than the botanicals from which they’re extracted and contain powerful, concentrated health and wellness benefits.”
These benefits extend to plant care when it comes to this list of the best essential oils for plants – indoors and outdoors:
Lavender or Lavandin
Tea Tree or Melaleuca
So the next time you find yourself asking, “What essential oils are good for plants?” use this printable list of essential oils for plants. Find it and many more essential oil printables in the Oily Chic Library.
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How do you make plant spray with essential oils?
You can make a plant spray with any of the essential oils above. Each has a benefit for plants. But, with some research, you can discover how each helps a plant thrive. You can create a plant to spray to strictly repel insects or attract butterflies, for example.
I chose to create a multipurpose essential oil plant spray recipe with a selection of essential oils to meet the needs of my plants. Here’s why I selected each oil.
A common ingredient in cleaning recipes, rosemary essential oil wonderfully helps repel pests in the garden. Ants, aphids, bean beetles, cabbage butterflies, flea beetles, moths, mosquitoes, spider mites, and ticks beware! On the other hand, rosemary is highly attractive to pollinators such as butterflies.
Interestingly, geranium is one of the best essential oils for skincare for several reasons. As for plants, it helps them grow. A study found that geranium essential oil significantly improved the growth of plants.
Young Livings’ purification essential oil blend is a combination of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Rosemary, and Tea Tree. Citronella is made from lemongrass and the two oils help encourage plant growth in addition to repelling ants, chiggers, gnats, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, and ticks.
As for lavandin a cross between French and English lavender, it is also great at deterring chiggers, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, moths, spiders, and ticks. But, I love the fact that it is one of the best oils for attracting pollinating species like bees and butterflies.
And tea tree essential oil, also known as Melaleuca, is not only a great bug repellent too, but is also used to prevent fungi from growing on plants or soil near plants.
All combined in an essential oil plant spray recipe they can promote growth, help deter fungi, and repel insects from eating your garden or potted plants!
How do you use essential oils on plants?
In case you missed it above – essential oils should be diluted in water before applying to plants. This is best done by using a spray bottle or a plant mister. Make sure you are using only glass spray bottles and plant misters to avoid the oils breaking down plastic over time.
You’ll get much better coverage with a spray or mist than you would trying to apply a drop here or there. Once you’ve made your essential oil plant spray you can spray it over plants, on soil, or directly on plant leaves.
You can use this homemade plant spray for indoor and outdoor plants, potted plants, and garden plants, as well as succulents. One or two applications a week are all you to keep plants happy, growing, and their leaves shiny!
Multipurpose Essential Oil Plant Spray Recipe
Your plants are going to love this natural, multipurpose plant spray recipe made with the best essential oils for plants! It will attract butterflies and promote pollination, encourage plant growth, and help deter pests like mosquitoes, gnats, and ticks, as well as insects that eat vegetation. Use it indoors and outdoors to keep your plants thriving!
Essential Oil Plant Spray Recipe Ingredients:
8-ounce amber glass spray bottle
5 drops rosemary essential oil
10 drops geranium essential oil
10 drops Purification essential oil
7 ounces distilled water
How To Make An Essential Oil Plant Spray:
Remove the spray nozzle from an eight-ounce amber glass spray bottle or plant mister. Then add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil, 10 drops of geranium essential oil, and 10 drops of purification essential oil.
Fill the remaining with approximately seven ounces of distilled water. Place the spray nozzle back on and shake to combine.
Always shake it before each use.
So, now you see how simple essential oils are to apply to plants and the many benefits they can provide. From encouraging growth to improving their appearance, attracting butterflies and promoting pollination, to repelling insects – essential oils are without a doubt incredible for plants!
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