Eco Home Living

Published on November 1st, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle


5 Uses for Marigolds

beneficial marigolds

Beneficial marigolds

2. Bug Repellant

Bugs hate pyrethrins and marigolds are full of them making the golden flower a great pest deterrent. Even some commercial bug repellants include the marigold flower. To make your own bug-be-gone tea, place a hand full of marigolds with their leaves and stems in a blender and fill half way with water. Blend until thin then let this sit overnight. Pour into a spray bottle and mix in a few tablespoons Castile liquid soap and mist any plants with a pest problem. Marigolds may also be planted along side vegetables to help deter pests in the garden.

{CC photo courtesy of  SisterMaryEris on Flickr}

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Vivian Nelson Melle is a writer and life coach helping individuals, families, and businesses thrive. She supports small businesses especially in the areas of Green Living, Health, and Wellness. She can be found at and

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