Chrysanthemum Pest Control Spray
Best for aphids, mites, and some caterpillars.
- ½ cup dried chrysanthemum flower heads, coarsely ground
- 1 teaspoon pure soap flakes
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Directions:Combine the chrysanthemum flowers with 4 cups warm water in a bucket or jug. Cover and steep for 3 hours. Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve into a spray bottle, discarding the flowers. Add the soap flakes and oil and shake vigorously, and it’s ready to use.NOTE: We recommend wearing a mask when spraying and to only spray in the early morning or evening when bees aren’t active, as this spray is toxic to bees. The spray will remain effective for 12–24 hours, so only make up as much as you need.