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Coconut Soapy Water For Garden and Orchard Pests

Soapy water made of coconut soap is a very effective natural insecticide and fungicide. We use this soapy water to spray the garden and fruit trees and today we will share with you the recipe which is actually very easy and quick to make. It is made in a few minutes, just add 2 ingredients and it is ready to use! Make sure you watch our educational video at the end of the post.




Let's see what it takes to make this soapy water.


Ingredients

  • 100% coconut soap preferably without superfat, as this type of soap is the most effective against pests. If you don't know what we are talking about, check out this post.
  • Water (preferably distilled).



Materials 

  • 1 Grater
  • 1 Glass
  • 1 Glass container (heat resistant)
  • 1 Spray bottle



How To Do It

  1. Grate the coconut soap.
  2. Heat the water in the microwave. It should be warm, but there is no need to boil. You can heat enough water for each use and you can use a glass for measuring.
  3. Dissolve the soap in the water at the ratio of 1-1, that is, for each glass of water one tablespoon of grated soap.
  4. Let it cool and put the mixture in a spray bottle.



How To Apply

  • It should be applied in the morning or evening, avoiding the hours of greatest heat.
  • It should be sprayed on stems and leaves, not forgetting the back of the leaves where the insects are in greatest quantity.
  • Spray on soft-bodied insects such as aphids, mealybugs, caterpillars, lice, and moths.
  • Do not spray on beneficial insects to the garden, such as ladybugs.
  • Spray 1 to 2 times a week as needed.


Simple, quick, efficient, and totally natural! The best! :)


Check out our video where we show you in a practical way how to make and apply this soapy water.



VIDEO - Coconut Soapy Water | Natural Insecticide






 




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