Garden Organically! Insecticidal Soap

drbronners4voHow’s your garden growing? Got any insect problem? Control pests organically by using insecticidal soap! Did you know that soap has been used for centuries as an all-purpose pesticide? It disrupts insects’ cell membranes and kills pests by dehydration. The key is not to use too much soap, or you’ll also kill the vegetation near the pests.

I take the following steps to make my own insecticidal soap:

  1. Buy a liquid soap such as Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap at a health store.
  2. In a bucket, combine 1-2 tablespoons liquid soap with 1 quart water.
  3. Transfer to a spray bottle.

Make sure that you buy a liquid soap, not a detergent. There is a difference! My favorite is Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap. It smells great for me, but the bugs hate it!

If you’ve been spraying chemicals, stop immediately! Control pests naturally with an insecticidal soap!


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