T.J.'s Gardens

Gardening With Essential Oils

Essential Oils' recipes 

 Do you want a better way to have a natural and effective way while enjoying gardening?

Items needed
Distilled water
Spray bottle
Liquid dish soap (biodegradable)
Spearmint essential oil
Citronella essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Blue tansy essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil

Fill an 8-oz. spray bottle with distilled water
Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of liquid dish soap
Add 3-4 drops of each essential oil
Mix and spray generously on plants, fruits, and vegetables

For Fungus and mildew protection
Add 4 drops of lemon or orange essential oil to 8 oz. of water and spray areas where fungi and mildew may grow.

Did you know?                                                                  
Spearmint essential oil can help deter ants and aphids
Citronella essential oil can help deter gnats and mosquitoes (Purification can be used instead)
Lavender essential oil can help deter fleas, moths, and flies
Blue tansy essential oil can help deter flies
Cederwood essential oil can help deter snails and slugs
Lemon and orange essential oils can help reduce fungi from growing on plants

Taken above gardening hints from Young Living Blog-Marco Colindres III, YL Product Marketing Manager

Want a enjoy the outdoors annoyance-free especially  while you are trying to plant flowers, gardening, and sitting in the yard?
Here is a recipe to protect yourself . It is safe for your children and pets. Natural !  It Works!!

Annoyance Spray Recipe I

8-10 drops Purification 
2 oz. of distilled water
1 teas. witch hazel
You can also add a few drops of Jade Lemon essential oil (as desires)

Small spray bottle:
Mix together and spray on skin and clothing--Avoid eyes
Shake and Spray. Apply as necessary.

Annoyance Spray II

20 drops Purification essential oils
10 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
3 oz. Witch Hazel or Vodka
4 oz. distilled water

Combine ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well. Spray all over skin to keep the bugs away!

While Being Sun-kissed

30 drops Carrot Seed
2 oz. Fractionated Coconut Oil

Mix together and spray on skin avoiding eyes--reapply often.

Spray LavaDerm Cooling

LavaDerm contains Lavender essential oil and aloe.
Spray topically onto desired area every 10-15 minutes as needed.

While in the Sun- Drink a refreshing drink

Drink 1 drop Peppermint Vitality in a glass of cold water for a refreshing drink.

Houseplant Spider Mites

1-2 drops Purification essential oil 
1 teas. Castile soap (unscented)
6 oz. of water in a spray bottle

Spray on house plant as needed.
Works great!

Strawberry Lemonade

2 cups strawberries
4 cups water
Juice of 1 lemon (for added tartness)
5 drops Lemon Vitaltiy essential oil
Agave nectar or honey to taste

Puree strawberries in a blender or food processor. Pour into pitcher, and then add water, lemon juice, and Lemon essential oil. Mix well and sweeten with agave or honey to taste.

Keep well hydrated in the summer!! Keep the children cool in the hot days of summer with refreshing Citrus Slushy created by Young Living Star member Kayla Arnold.

Citrus Slushy

1 cup water
1 cup ice
2 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil
2 drops Orange Vitality essential oil
1/2 large orange, peeled and quartered
Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more ice or water as necessary. Make as often as requested:

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