Plants Helping Plants

It’s no secret that essential oils can be used to help nourish and support our bodies, but did you know that the same can be true for your plants? Really! Just like our bodies, plants need to be fed. And while their fan-favorites are water and sunlight, they can still benefit from other nutrients they don’t receive from those sources. Cue essential oils please!


Not only can using essential oil help to nourish your plants and keep them operating at their best, they can also help control pests and other harmful critters including those we can’t see with the naked eye. So what should you be using on your beloved leafy friends? We’re so glad you asked! We have the perfect quick and easy recipes that will have your plants hap-hap-happy in no time. And because we know you love to tend to both indoor and outdoor plants, we’ve made sure to include both below! 


Indoor Plant Spray 

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

15 drops Citrus Fresh

Distilled water

Using a 16oz spray bottle, combine the Thieves Household Cleaner and Citrus Fresh, top with distilled water, shake, and spray onto soil and leaves once a week. 


Outdoor Plant Spray

1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner

10 drops Peppermint EO

10 drops Citronella EO

10 drops Rosemary EO

10 drops Lemongrass EO

Distilled water 

Using a 16oz spray bottle, combine the Thieves Household Cleaner, Peppermint, Citronella, Rosemary, and Lemongrass, top with distilled water, shake, and spray onto the soil, stems, and leaves once a week. 


Sure, you can purchase store-bought sprays that are designed to support your plants in the same way, but many of them contain ingredients that we wouldn’t want in our homes, much less our food if you’re gardening. Using these recipes will allow you to feel confident that your kids and pets are safe no matter how often you reach for your plant spray! So give these recipes a try and let us know what your plants think by tagging us on Instagram @theoilerycollective with a picture of your thriving, leafy babies. We can’t wait to see them shine! 

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