Insanely effective: How to make your own eco-friendly insect-repellent spray for plants

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.23 - 2023 9:45 AM CET

How to make your own eco-friendly insect-repellent spray for plants.

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Plant enthusiasts know the frustration of seeing their carefully nurtured plants attacked by pests. Aphids, snails, spider mites, and other nuisances can turn even the most lush plant haven into a battleground. But there's a simple and natural solution—your own homemade insect-repellent spray that's eco-friendly and non-toxic.

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The Problem with pests

Insects in our plants are a constant source of irritation. They not only ruin the appearance of our beautiful plants but can also drain their vitality and prevent them from thriving. Aphids suck plant sap, snails eat the leaves, and spider mites can weave a fine network of destructive webbing over your plants. This is every garden enthusiast's nightmare.

A natural approach

Before you start pouring toxic chemicals over your plants, consider a natural and gentle approach to protect your green treasures. Armen Adamjan, a resident of Copenhagen, creates creative videos with tips for cleaning, plant care, and reducing food waste, using household items.

The recipe for natural insect-repellent spray

Here's the trick: A homemade insect-repellent spray that's both non-toxic and made from natural ingredients. The best part is that it's easy to make at home with ingredients you already have. Here's how:


  • A couple of red onions, roughly chopped

  • Two cloves of garlic, chopped

  • A teaspoon of cayenne pepper

  • Water


  1. Mix the roughly chopped red onions, chopped garlic, and cayenne pepper in a bowl or container.

  2. Fill the mixture with water and stir well.

  3. Cover the bowl or container and place it in the refrigerator for about 12 hours.

  4. After the time has passed, strain the liquid from the mixture and pour it into a spray bottle.

The Spray that Keeps Pests at Bay

Now you have your own homemade, natural insect-repellent spray that's completely free from toxic chemicals. It can be applied directly to the plant's leaves where pests usually attack. You'll quickly notice how your plants begin to thrive without attacks from aphids, snails, spider mites, and other annoying insects.

So the next time you see signs of insect attacks on your plants, you don't have to resort to harmful chemicals. Make your own natural insect-repellent spray and protect your beautiful plants in an eco-friendly and non-toxic way. Your plants will thank you, and you can enjoy a pest-free oasis of beauty.