Organic Pest Control Garden Spray Recipe

A simple DIY organic pest control garden spray recipe to help ward off the pests in the vegetable garden.

I often think about how wonderful it would be to garden without the worries of little critters like rabbits nibbling on my lettuce and carrots. Hornworms chomping away on tomato leaves, squash bugs devouring my squash, and all the other little pests that find my garden delicious.

It doesn’t matter how much I think about how nice it would be to avoid these little creatures because they won’t just go away without a little action on my part.

That is where this simple and easy all-natural garden pest control spray comes in handy.

All Natural Garden Pest Control Spray

There is a variety of things that can be done in a garden to help control the critters and insects that find the vegetable patch their tasty treat for the day.

Companion planting, attracting birds and good insects, and even handpicking some of the bugs and placing them in a bucket of soapy water.

Then there are the bugs that I don’t always see, like the ones that are eating holes in my sweet potato plants. So, that is when I pull out the spray.

Organic Pest Control Garden Spray Recipe Ingredients

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Glass Spray Bottle
1 Tbsp Liquid Peppermint Castile Soap
12 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

How to Make Organic Garden Pest Control Spray

Mix Ingredients

Place the peppermint castile soap and essential oil into the glass spray bottle, then fill the rest of the bottle with water.

I usually spray the leaves of my plants in the evening time. This helps to avoid having the plant leaves “burn” in the hot summer sun.

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10 thoughts on “Organic Pest Control Garden Spray Recipe”

  1. I’m new to your blog and very confused and disappointed. After reading about your organic pest control recipe (various pepermint oils and water), there is “shop related products” below. Commercial insecticides, Ortho onsect Killers, etc……seems like a slap in the face and hypocritical.

    • That is like a slap in the face and I am so incredibly sorry to hear that this has happened. That shop related products is an Amazon thing that is supposed to pull related products. I do not use nor do I endorse using such chemicals. I will have to see what I can do to change that. Again, I am very sorry!

    • I can’t think of a single bug that loves the taste and smell of Castile soap and peppermint essential oil. I’ve used it for years and after all these years the bugs and I have come to an agreement. I have fewer bugs than I used to.


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