Southern Mom Loves: Natural Peppermint Castile Soap Garden Pesticide Spray

Natural Peppermint Castile Soap Garden Pesticide Spray

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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If you love to garden but are having trouble with pests, you don't want to spray your edible garden with chemicals that will soak into your fruits and veggies. This recipe is for a super-easy Peppermint Castile Soap Pesticide spray.

Castile soap is made from saponifying natural (and in the case of Dr. Bronner's, organic) oils like coconut, olive, hemp, and jojoba into soap and glycerin, mixing with water and other essential oils for their unique properties to get a great liquid soap that can be used on its own, or in a recipe.

Peppermint Castile Soap Garden Pesticide Spray


  1. Add 1 Tbsp. of Peppermint Castile soap to 1 liter of warm water and mix. Super simple! 

Spray directly on your plants wherever the bugs are eating or burrowing. Re-spray every week or after a good rain.

If you find that it's not doing the trick, add in 1 more Tbsp. of the Peppermint soap. If you have persistent bugs, you can add in 1/2 tsp. of powdered cayenne pepper. 

Keep in mind that you may get the taste of the peppermint oils or heat from the cayenne pepper in your produce, so start with the smallest amount and work your way up if it's not effective enough.


Do you have any simple garden tricks to share? What are your favorite natural garden recipes? I love to read your comments!

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