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Garlic alcohol - How to prepare this powerful insecticide that is both ecological and inexpensive

May 13, 2019 • By Shirley Marie Bradby

Every day at home various products are used to wash clothes and dishes, to polish the furniture, clean surfaces, and objects, without even discussing products used for personal hygiene and as cosmetics.

Without realizing it, every person makes his or her small contribution to polluting the environment, when instead there are equally effective natural remedies.

In this case, we are going to talk about insecticides. And also illustrate how easy it is to prepare one that is extremely powerful but 100% biological.

Especially in summer, balconies, and gardens are targeted not only by annoying insects like flies and mosquitoes but also by plant parasites such as scale insects and aphids. To defend your vegetable garden or potted plants, the simplest strategy is to buy industrial pesticides.

Of course, these solutions are quick and effective but not without consequences, since they are chemical substances, harmful both to the ecosystem and to human health itself.

Also, it must not be forgotten that children and pets play in the home garden or yard, so it is advisable for them not to come into contact with substances that can be very toxic.

Furthermore, these chemical agents can travel through the air, and even be deposited inside the domestic habitat. These are threats that almost no one thinks of but which in the long run can be really damaging to our well-being.

Fortunately, there is an alternative that is both ecological and inexpensive. The formula which is based on garlic keeps the microorganisms that are harmful to flowers and vegetable plants away, by functioning as an excellent repellent.

Here are the very simple steps to prepare it at home.

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  • 5 cloves of garlic for every half quart of solution 
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Water
  • A drop of dish detergent 

It is important to remember that the mixture must be composed of 50% water and 50% alcohol. 


Peel the garlic cloves and place them in a container adding the alcohol. Leave to macerate for 24 hours, then add water and detergent. Mix everything well and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. The product obtained lasts several months and can be stored outside the fridge, just keep it in a cool place and away from sunlight. It is advisable to spray the insecticide on the leaves and stems of the plants.


To conclude, here in preparation for the summer growing season, is a quick solution, easy to prepare and above all with zero impact on the environment that surrounds us. Easy, isn't it?

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Tags: UsefulGardeningGreen

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