Total Time
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 0 mins

Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial...and also an insect repellent. This is an organic recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 liter water
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap


  1. Combine the garlic and vegetable oil and leave to soak overnight.
  2. Strain and add to the water along with the liquid soap.
  3. Spray regularly.


Most Helpful

I have an issue with beetles (green with black dots) on my hibiscus and all garden plants. Tried a spray from the nursery last year and it killed all blooms - very disappointed. Sprayed this on everything Saturday. Sunday there were a few beetles left so I sprayed again...this did not affect the blooms so I was very happy. I could tell the bugs did not like this at all..they were flying away and falling off the plants. Will continue to use this recipe since it is so natural, easy and seems to be working well. Thanks so much!

Milkman's Daughter July 25, 2011

I used this on white flies that were flying around my cucuzza plant and grape vines. I sprayed on Sunday on Monday when I checked, there were only very few left flying around, so I sprayed again. I think this did the trick! Thanks for sharing!

Kim D. July 13, 2004

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