Elevate your plant care routine with this DIY Leaf Shine recipe that outshines its store-bought counterparts. This homemade solution offers a safer, more effective way to bring a radiant luster to your household plants. Unlike commercial leaf shine products that may contain harmful chemicals, this DIY recipe is entirely natural and non-toxic, ensuring the well-being of your green companions. Making this leaf shine at home is easy-peasy, using ingredients that are easy to find. By choosing this eco-friendly and budget-conscious alternative, you not only enhance your plants’ appearance but also contribute to a healthier, toxin-free indoor environment, making it the ideal choice for the discerning plant enthusiast. Yes, you!
What you need
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- A naturally occurring insecticide found in the seeds of the Indian neem tree
- Excellent repellent for common garden bugs
- Has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, and antiseptic properties
- All-natural, plant-based
- Often used to make insecticidal soap for plants
- An environmentally-friendly, yet effective cleanser
- Safe for use around children and pets
- An economical option with a long shelf life
- Best option for the cleanest leaf shine possible
- If you don’t have distilled water on hand, filtered water is a close second
- Doesn’t have any of the nasty chemicals found in tap water
- I use a spray bottle to apply to my plant leaves, both front and back sides!
- It allows for easy application
How to make
- Remove the nozzle on your spray bottle, add a funnel and get ready to add:
- 1/4 tsp each of White vinegar and Liquid castile soap
- Then, add 1 tsp of Organic neem oil
- Finally, fill the rest of your spray bottle with Distilled water
- Close it up and shake to combine
- All done!
- Refrigerate between uses
How to use
- Shake well before each use
- Recommend you do a patch test to one leaf before applying all over your plant
- Once no adverse reaction is apparent, spray liberally onto plant foliage and use a cloth to gently clean the leaves
- Don’t forget to apply to both sides of the foliage
- Repeat as needed
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