Spraying for Garden Pests (Video)

It’s that time of year again! Now that our gardens are in full swing, the bugs are relishing the menu. Insecticidal soap, made from Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap works very well in ridding your plants of these pesky pests.


  • Spray bottle
  • Castile soap (any variety – but there is a chance you’ll taste the essential oils, so you may want to go with the Baby Unscented or Peppermint)
  • Cayenne pepper, cinnamon, or powdered garlic
  • Water

Plant Spray for Bugs

1 Tbsp. (15 mL) in a quart (1 L) of water. Spray plants twice daily, in the cool of the day, until infestation clears.

173 thoughts on “Spraying for Garden Pests (Video)

  1. Hi Lisa ~
    Excellent blog post, video, and comments for all who contribute!
    The post has been up a decade and counting.
    Greta Thunberg needs to meet “Dr Bronner”. =)
    Those of us who know him (his wisdom) and care about the environment are grateful for you Lisa and for your work and the products.
    ~ pj

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