Are you a gardener? Do you aspire to be a gardener? Whichever you happen to be, there are some basics that apply to everyone during the various stages of their gardening journey.

Many garden products and sprays are loaded with harsh chemicals. There are safer alternatives for you and your plants.

Before you go to the garden or engage in any outdoor activity make sure you apply sunscreen. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes Vitamin D which is hugely beneficial. However, overexposure to the sun can lead to burned skin, wrinkles, eye injuries, and even skin cancer.

Be sure you protect your skin with a chemical free sunscreen. Not sure where to find one? Contact me.

It’s no secret that bugs can make for a very unpleasant gardening experience. Plus they eat your plants too!

You can use insecticides or sprays made with harsh chemicals, but they can lead to an accumulation of toxins in your body that may be linked to chronic illness and disease.

Make the Tackle the Outdoors recipe. It can be used on you or your plants! Spritz it on your plants at night. The leaves may burn when the sun comes up if you do it in the morning.

You can spend hours and hours weeding the garden. I recommend doing what you can to eliminate the amount of time needed to tackle weeds.

To get rid of unwanted plant growth without using harmful chemical weed killers, try your hand at this easy DIY. I recommend adding 1-2TBSP of white vinegar and a dash of epsom salts.

Some plants self-pollinate but most need cross-pollination between male and female plants. Pollinators like bees and butterflies are necessary to facilitate that process. They are attracted to the smell of flowers.

Encourage pollinators to visit your garden with an essential oils spray. Spritz it on the flower buds.

Garden work can lead to sore muscles. Stiffness can be a thing of the past when you make a roller of Panaway essential oil and a carrier oil and apply it to sore muscles. In a 10ml roller bottle (you can purchase them on Amazon) add 12-18 drops of essential oil and fill the rest of the way with a carrier oil such as almond, grape seed or liquid coconut oil.

I always have one of these roller bottles on hand to use after garden work or any type of strenuous exercise.

Lavender is an oil every gardener should have! It may help cleanse and soothe minor skin irritations including sun exposure.

For an in-depth look at using essential oils in your gardening experience register for Organic Gardening with Essential Oil workshop. Click the button below for all the details.

Remember if you have questions about essential oils contact me. I’d be happy to help you out.

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.


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