June 17, 2019

Pesticides is any mixture of substances that prevent and repel insects or other organisms that are harmful to plants. Pesticide works well when you’re trying to keep your air purifying plants safe, but ultimately it depends on what kind of pesticide you are using.


Store bought pesticides contain both inactive and active ingredients that have contaminants and impurities that once exposed to its environment breaks down and create a metabolites, which are materials that are more toxic than the original pesticide agents. This creates a dangerous environment for your air purifying plant and your living space.

Store bought pesticides are incredibly harmful to humans as well.

The following are diseases that chemical based pesticides cause when humans are exposed to it for prolong periods of time:

  • Asthma
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s
  • Learning Disabilities


The dependency for toxic pesticides can end with cost efficient and DIY pesticides that you can create at your very own home. These natural remedies are cheaper than store bought pesticides and are a few pantry items that you can find at home, mix and use.  

Oil Spray Insecticide

-Mix 1 cup of vegetable oil

-1 table spoon of soap

-2 teaspoon of of oil spray mix

-1 quart of water


Soap Spray Insecticide

-1 1/2 teaspoon of mild liquid soap

-1 quart of water

Garlic Insecticide Spray

-2 whole bulbs of garlic and puree them in a blender with a small amount of water

-Add a quart of water and let it sit overnight

-Strain into a quart jar and add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

-1 teaspoon of of mild liquid soap

-More water to fill the jar


Chile Pepper Insecticide

-1 Tablespoon of of chile powder

-1 quart of water

-Several drops of mild liquid soap

Orange Peels

-Peel an orange

-Place peels in glass container and pour 2 cups of boiling water and let it sit for 24 hours

-Save the citrus water and remove the peels

-Add mild liquid soap


All of these DIY pesticides are guaranteed to be safe for your air purifying plants, for the environment, and for you and your loved ones at work or at home.


 Author by: Morena Guerrero

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