DIY Bug Spray for the Garden


About 1 quart of water

12 tsp liquid soap

2030 drops peppermint oil


Fill a quart jar with water.

Add 1-2 teaspoons of a liquid soap, like this one. Any sort of liquid dishwashing soap would also work, though.

Add 20-30 drops of an essential oil, I chose peppermint because most bugs don’t like the menthol in peppermint, specifically ants.

Shake it up a bit, and you’re good to go!


Be sure to test the spray in a small area before using it liberally.