• Essential Oils and Gardening

  • Essential Oils and Gardening

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    Maybe you have heard about Essential Oils and wondered what all the fuss was about; or maybe you have started to use them in your home already; but whatever the reason you decided to attend, I am glad you are here. BE BLESSED as you learn more about ESSENTIAL OILS. This class has been created...
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    If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of Essential Oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant....
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    Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years. When you choose our oils, you are choosing Essential Oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and...
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    When we use Essential Oils for our bodies, we use them three ways: aromatically, topically, and internally. We can use them in similar ways with our plants, and even with our livestock. Our oils are extremely pure, and also potent—but are considered safe for internal consumption for both humans...
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    When using oils in the garden, you’ll find there are many different ways to do so. Using the oils AROMATICALLY in the garden is most effective on airborne pests, and potentially many others as well. Like humans, plants breathe in oxygen and can soak in the benefits of Essential Oils just by...
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    Here are a few popular ways you can use Essential Oils aromatically in the garden. Try them all! SPRAYS: Just add a few drops of Essential Oil (as noted throughout this Class) to water in a spray bottle. How much? All you need is two to four drops for every 8 ounces of water. Adding a few drops...
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    Pollination is a key element to the successful production of fruits and veggies, and Essential Oils can help us attract those beneficial pollinators that make our garden abundant. Making a simple spray using Essential Oils and spraying on blossoms can encourage more visitors—which means more...
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    Essential Oils are great when applied directly to plants, but the key is this: remember to dilute quite heavily. They can be effective for dealing with strengthening the immune function of plants or as a “companion.” Many are familiar with planting basil and tomatoes side by side; did you know...
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    Plants are like sponges, and are also very small when you consider their mass to that of a human. When using oils on plants, be sure to dilute a lot: one to two drops to eight ounces of water can be plenty! Spray all around the garden, mist plants. Spray or apply (DILUTED) to the undersides of...
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    If we think of soil as the gut of the plant, we realize how important soil is for keeping plants growing healthfully. Worms and other soil dwellers decompose everything so that plants can suck it right up. There is a perfect balance in good soil of fungus, bacteria, and other living organisms...
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    Adding oils to the soil when you are preparing beds would be beneficial to your garden. MELALEUCA – promotes healthy and normal fungal balance. CEDARWOOD – deters slugs and snails. PEPPERMINT – wards off mice, flies, ants, aphids, and caterpillars. ARBORVITAE – repels pests Make a spray of 2 ...
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    1 – NUTRITION: Good compost, manure, minerals, and other sources of nutrition in the soil. 2 – EXERCISE: Natural environmental stressors like wind keep plants growing healthy. In greenhouses, fans are used to keep plants from growing leggy, stringy, and weak. 3 – REDUCE STRESS: Provide...
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    It’s important to note that some “weeds” are also quite beneficial for soil health (and our plants). Some “weeds” are actually nourishment accumulators (dynamic accumulators). We can spend our lives weeding, but they grow as the soils/nature’s way of healing. Dandelions grow in areas that are...
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    We must do our best to understand some of the ecosystems in the garden. If we kill off one pest, we in turn may kill off another beneficial creature by depleting its natural food source. EXAMPLES: Wasp larvae eat cut worms Ladybugs eat aphids Some pests must be dealt with (and we’ll talk...
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    While most of us wouldn’t go the extreme of calling in a plant doctor for our plants, imagine farmers who are reliant on their harvest for income. They would definitely call a plant doctor! When we need feedback, we call on our local extensions agent, do soil samples, and try to get expert...
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    Here are the Essential Oils you can use for various pests in your garden: ANTS: Peppermint APHIDS: Peppermint, Sandalwood, White Fir BEETLES: Peppermint, Thyme CATERPILLARS: Peppermint CHIGGERS: Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Thyme CUTWORM: Thyme FLEAS: Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint FLIES:...
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    Use PEPPERMINT to create a cooling mist spray. This is good for your plants—and for the back of your neck while gardening! We’ll show you how to make that spray in just a minute. But first, let’s look at some of the benefits of PEPPERMINT. The peppermint plant is actually a hybrid of watermint...
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    The OUTDOOR BLEND is made specifically for this purpose and contains a powerhouse blend of repelling oils. When it comes to outdoor protection, no defenses are better than those provided by Creation itself. Among these are Essential Oils which provide a vapor barrier for plants, protecting them...
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    If insects in your garden seem to like YOU even better than your GARDEN, use LAVENDER for unpleasant bug interactions. As noted below, LAVENDER is great for skin irritations; but we’ll also look at some other uses of this popular oil. Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its...
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    Gardening is hot work. You’ll want to drink plenty of WATER, but did you know that adding LEMON Essential Oil to your water is an even better way to stay HYDRATED? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of LEMON oil.   As one of the top-selling Essential Oils, Lemon has multiple benefits and...
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