Aphids sucking the life out of your beautiful roses? Whiteflies hanging around your beloved tomatoes? Don’t want toxic synthetic insect sprays around your family and pets? Then you should make your own Organic Insecticide Soap with materials right in your own kitchen!
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Blue Dish Washing Liquid (no citrus)
- 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
Mix all of the above ingredients together in a large water bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Shake vigorously. Apply this mixture to the top and bottom of the leaves of the plant. If you have an aphid or whitefly problem, do this every 3-4 days until all the eggs have been killed. Spray the dirt around the plant to prevent any eggs from hatching.
If it rains, reapply this insecticide soap when the weather clears up.
This organic insecticide soap should assist you with the removal of mites, whiteflies, aphids, thrips, and leaf-hoppers. This recipe has a very low toxicity to wildlife and humans, but should not be applied on a sizzling hot day, windy, or when the humidity is through the roof. It is best to apply it first thing in the morning or after the sun has set. So in Alaska, that is like 1:00am right now. 🙂