Slugs can destroy your young plants quicker than the slime they leave in their wake. So what oils can you spray around to help keep them out of the garden? Try some White Fir or Cedarwood. Just put a few drops in a spray bottle and spray the area.
Ants If they kept their little bodies outside I really wouldn’t have a problem with them but every year they think they should come check out whats in the big house. I have a friend who used peppermint worked beautifully. I just taught a class and one of the lovely ladies said she used Oregano, She said hasn’t seen anything since. Wow.
Another tip I have heard is just put your empty bottles out there. They swear by it. So, if you don’t know what to do with your empty bottles save them for gardening season.
These oils can be found to be helpful.
Even the big farmers ore starting to use essential oils. There was a problem with a squash growers field was being destroyed and so this is what they did.
They have a little article in the Living Magazine on Gardening too.