Houseplant Hacks!

Welcome to my page for Houseplant Hacks!  You might want to bookmark it for easy reference in the future.  Be sure to read all the way through to the Bonus material at the end!  Enjoy your plants!

First things first! I’m going to be giving you recipes that use genuine, authentic, unadulterated essential oils ~ I ONLY recommend Young Living essential oils for this purpose, because most oils in the marketplace are adulterated and “extended” with other ingredients, even if they say 100% pure.  So, with that caveat in mind, IF you are using Young Living essential oils and follow the directions, your plants will respond positively. If you choose to use something else in these recipes, just remember –  I warned you. 
Hacks for Houseplants: Elevate Your Greenery Game!

Calling all plant lovers! Are you looking to take your houseplant game to the next level? Look no further than Young Living's fantastic lineup of essential oil-infused products! These natural wonders can do more than just create a soothing ambiance; they can work wonders for your green buddies too. Get ready to elevate your houseplant care routine with these Young Living product hacks and watch your leafy friends flourish like never before!
Baby Wipes
Keep your houseplant leaves looking their best with Seedlings® Wipes – gentle enough for babies' bottoms, so it won’t hurt your plants.  Use them to wipe away dust and grime from your plant's leaves. Not only will it leave them clean and shiny, but it'll also help your plants better absorb sunlight and nutrients for optimal growth.

Thieves® Household Cleaner

Essential oils are invaluable when it comes to dealing with garden threats. About 85 percent of all plant diseases are rooted in fungi. Fungi poison and kill cells, block stomata (breathing pores), and steal nutrients from the plants. That’s where powerful essential oils can help you with these fungi.
One of the cheapest ways I like to support my plants from fungal growth is by spraying them regularly with Thieves Household Cleaner dilute 30:1 - it's really cheap and effective!

Purification® Essential Oil

Keep the air fresh and free of unwanted odors around your plants with Purification® Essential Oil. Diffuse a few drops near your houseplants to eliminate any stale or musty smells that can arise in indoor spaces. Plus, this blend also helps repel insects that might have their eyes on your green beauties!

Lavender Essential Oil

Want to create a soothing and calming atmosphere for both yourself and your plants? Lavender Essential Oil is the answer! Add a couple of drops to a spray bottle filled with water and lightly mist your houseplants. This not only brings a lovely fragrance but also promotes a relaxing environment for your leafy friends to thrive.

Purification® Essential Oil

Keep the air fresh and free of unwanted odors around your plants with Purification® Essential Oil. Diffuse a few drops near your houseplants to eliminate any stale or musty smells that can arise in indoor spaces. Plus, this blend also helps repel insects that might have their eyes on your green beauties!

Copaiba Essential Oil

Support your plant's overall well-being with Copaiba Essential Oil. Dilute a drop or two with water and apply it to the soil to help promote healthy root development and overall plant vitality. Copaiba is a natural powerhouse that your plants will love!
Tea Tree
Let’s talk Fungi – your plants don’t like it much.  Tea tree essential oil not only limits fungal growth, but it also kills existing fungi.  Mix a few drops of oil per cup of water in a spray bottle.  Spray directly on plants a couple of times a week.   Avoid spraying leaves in hot weather or direct sunlight or you might cause burning of the leaves.  Tea tree and lavender work well to combat fungus and bacteria issues on houseplants.  Add 10 drops Tea tree and 10 drops Lavender to a gallon of water (or make up a 24-oz spray bottle with 2 drops Tea tree and 2 drops Lavender – fill with water) to mist your houseplants.
Plant Fungus Suppressant: In a 1-gallon spray bottle
  • 10 drops Tea tree
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • Fill with water
     Shake to mix, then spray on plants to keep fungal growth away
Alternate Fungal Recipe:
  • 1 tsp. Vodka
  • 7 drops each Oregano, Thyme and Tea tree essential oils
  • 1 oz water
Combine all ingredients in a 2-oz glass spray bottle and spray plants in the evening.  Don’t overdo it – these are powerful oils

Desert Mist Diffuser

I have diffusers in every room, and my family and my plants love how they create a spa-like atmosphere. Diffuse your favorite essential oils while tending to your plants, and enjoy a truly serene and rejuvenating experience.  The Desert Mist Diffuser is one of several that Young Living offers.


Now I'm going to share with you my ultimate favorite essential oil to use with my houseplants, as well as in my garden!  This oil has transformed the health of my plants in amazing ways! 

Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, was known for his innovative and pioneering approach to essential oils and their potential applications. One remarkable example of his groundbreaking work was his use of the DiGize essential oil blend to cleanse and rejuvenate contaminated soil.

In the 1980s, Gary Young encountered a unique opportunity to put his knowledge of essential oils to the test. He was presented with an area of land in St. Maries, Idaho, that had been heavily contaminated with toxic chemicals due to industrial waste. Most people would have considered the soil irreparably damaged, but Gary saw it as an opportunity to demonstrate the power of essential oils in a way never seen before.

Using his expertise in essential oil distillation, Gary Young created a special blend that became known as DiGize, comprising Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli. He believed that this unique combination of essential oils had the potential to cleanse and restore the soil to its natural state.

Over a period of several years, Gary and his team tirelessly worked to apply the DiGize blend to the contaminated soil. They observed firsthand how the essential oils worked to break down the toxins and chemicals, promoting the natural detoxification of the soil. Through the process of phytoremediation, the plants in the treated soil absorbed the contaminants, which were then broken down by the powerful properties of the DiGize essential oil blend.

Through his unwavering dedication and pioneering spirit, Gary Young successfully rehabilitated the contaminated soil in St. Maries, turning it into a thriving and fertile piece of land. This groundbreaking achievement not only demonstrated the transformative power of essential oils in environmental applications but also showcased Gary's passion for natural solutions and sustainability.

Today, DiGize remains a popular and versatile essential oil blend used by Young Living enthusiasts for various digestive and wellness benefits. Gary Young's innovative use of DiGize to rejuvenate contaminated soil stands as a testament to the potential of essential oils in creating positive impacts on both human health and the environment. His legacy continues to inspire and motivate individuals around the world to explore the wonders of nature's remedies and seek solutions that are in harmony with the Earth.

Get ready to dive into the wonders of DiGize and witness your garden transform into a paradise of healthy, happy plants!

1. Promoting Soil Health:
DiGize Essential Oil, with its unique blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli, contains natural compounds that work wonders for the soil. When used correctly, it can help replenish essential nutrients and foster a balanced and nutrient-rich soil environment. As a result, your plants can absorb vital minerals and trace elements, which are key to their overall health and growth.

2. Deterring Pests:
One of the amazing benefits of DiGize Essential Oil in the garden is its ability to act as a natural pest deterrent. The aromatic properties of the oil help keep unwanted critters at bay, protecting your plants from potential harm. By using DiGize in your garden, you can create a safe and nurturing environment for your plants to thrive without the need for harmful chemicals or pesticides.

3. Boosting Plant Vitality:
Healthy soil is the foundation for vibrant plant life. DiGize Essential Oil aids in promoting a balanced pH level in the soil, ensuring optimal conditions for plant roots to absorb water and nutrients effectively. As a result, your plants will experience a boost in vitality, leading to stronger stems, lusher leaves, and more vibrant blossoms.

4. DIY Plant Spray:
Harness the power of DiGize Essential Oil by creating your very own DIY plant spray. Simply add a few drops of DiGize to water in a spray bottle and mist your plants gently. This natural concoction helps invigorate the soil and provides your plants with the love and care they need to flourish.

5. Supporting Organic Gardening:
For those embracing organic gardening practices, DiGize Essential Oil is a true game-changer. By using this natural alternative, you can steer clear of harmful chemicals and synthetic fertilizers, ensuring that your garden remains in harmony with nature while providing an eco-friendly environment for your beloved plants.

6. Indoor and Outdoor Benefits:
Whether you have an outdoor garden or a collection of indoor houseplants, DiGize Essential Oil can work wonders in both settings. For outdoor gardens, simply dilute the oil and add it to the soil or use it as a spray. For indoor plants, mist the leaves or add a drop to the water during regular watering sessions. Your plants will appreciate the natural goodness of DiGize, no matter where they call home.
Young Living's DiGize Essential Oil is a must-have for any garden enthusiast seeking to create a flourishing and sustainable outdoor haven or a thriving indoor jungle. Embrace the power of this natural elixir and witness the rejuvenating effects it has on your soil and plants. Your garden will reward you with an abundance of greenery and a bounty of natural beauty. Happy gardening with DiGize! 
Embrace the power of nature and watch your greenery flourish like never before with these incredible Young Living product hacks. Your plants will thank you with lush leaves, vibrant colors, and a whole lot of love! 
Happy plant-parenting! 

Copyright Jacqueline McLaughlin