Naturally-sourced Bug Spray for Roses {DIY}

*This natural bug-repelling rose bush concoction is mine, but I got some ideas from

The aphids are coming....they're HERE! These jerks are sucking the life out of my gorgeous English rose bushes! They are even starting to look slightly yellow:( Well, I just could not take it any longer. I have a natural concoction for you to use before resorting to harsh chemical sprays. After two weeks I am seeing signs of healing, growth, and no aphids! Something is still munching, but no visible pests.

First thing first is to find a heavy duty spray bottle. I used an empty Method dish soap bottle, because it had geyser tubing to help prevent clogging. Natural ingredients that bugs dislike: cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic, clove, a dash of a gentle soap{ivory for example}, and olive oil. A dash of soap or olive oil is important for adhesion purposes. You want the yummies to stick for those pests to munch!

Apply once to twice a week and be sure to get the underside portion of your rose leafs! Problems with moles or other soil creatures? Dribble the solution around your bush to help repel them! IMPORTANT: If it rains be sure to apply another coat of your natural concoction. Check out the vlog below for more information and to see this method in LIVE action!;-)
Naturally-sourced Bug Spray for Roses Recipe

Water 2 to 3 cups
Olive Oil 2 tbsp
Ivory Dish Soap 1 tsp
Garlic 2 to 3 tbsp {whole, chopped, or powder}
Black Pepper 1 to 2 tbsp
Tea Tree Oil 1 to 2 drops

Happy Aphid Hunting my Friends!!!!;-)


  1. Nice informative post.Naturally sourced bug spray for roses is beneficial as it contains natural ingredients so this is free from chemical toxicity and the following recipe is comprehensive to try this at home with easy effort.Thanks


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