Essential Oils in the Garden

by Karen Hughes on June 5, 2021

Do you garden? If you do, then you probably have a few tricks up your sleeve. How do you manage pests, scrapes, stickers and even stings? Essential oils in the garden can help when you will encounter all these natural gardening mishaps.

A few weeks ago, I decided to remove some foundation plantings that were overgrown and just weren’t appropriate anymore. I love Knockout Roses. They are effortless and bloom heartily. 

When ours were planted, they were planted for immediate gratification by the landscaper.  This makes the plantings beautiful immediately, but it also makes them quickly unwieldy and in need of thinning.

True to my nature, I got in there and chopped away (with other plans for the space).  I put gloves on but if you know anything about roses, you know how THICK their thorns are.  One in particular pierced my leather glove.  I thought I had removed it, but some of the sticker had broken it off after piercing my skin.

Days later, my thumb became red and sore.  Thinking it was just the residual soreness from the stick, I put Tea Tree on it to no avail.  Then, I remembered another oil.

Clove is very effective at working out splinters as well as stingers?
I rubbed just a small amount of the oil on the sore area 2x that day.  Within 24 hours, not only was the soreness going away, I also saw a small white spot beginning to appear on the surface of my skin. The rest is “history”.

If you have children, you know they are prone to getting splinters in the summer. (be sure to dilute Clove, as it is a *HOT* oil ) and may cause sensitivity to their skin.

Are you a gardener?  At only $16 wholesale, this is going to be your BFF! Be sure to have it in your Oil Closet and don’t forget it next time you get a splinter! Check out the other ways to use essential oils in the Garden below.

More Recipes using Clove:

A Special Treat for a Cold Day – Hot Apple Cider

Essential Oils in the Kitchen


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