Better Than Neem Oil for Plants

Written By Angelo Randaci, Earth's Ally® Horticulturist

Rosemary Oil is a Highly Effective Alternative to Neem Oil with a Pleasant Smell

Visit almost any online plant lover’s group and the most frequently asked question is, “How do I get rid of this bug that I found on my plant?” Most often, the answer offered by more experienced gardeners is neem oil. But did you know that there is an alternative to neem oil that is more effective and less smelly? More gardeners and plant plant parents are making rosemary oil a part of their pest management routine by using Earth's Ally 3-in-1 Plant Spray.

For hundreds of years, farmers have recognized rosemary oil for its natural ability to repel pests. But not all rosemary oils are the same, purity and potency does vary. Unlike neem oil or other mineral oils that may be imported from other countries, the high-quality rosemary oil found in Earth’s Ally 3-in-1 Plant Spray is sustainably grown in the U.S. from a single, high-quality source of rosemary plants.

Earth’s Ally 3-in-1 Plant Spray is made up of four active ingredients: rosemary oil, thyme oil, clove oil and peppermint oil. These ingredients work synergistically together to disinfect plant diseases while also paralyzing, suffocating and repelling soft-bodied insects like spider mites, aphids and whiteflies.

Multiple Modes of Action

How Earth's Ally 3-in-1 Plant Spray works:

  • Paralyze – neurotoxic to soft-bodied insects
  • Suffocate – coat and block insect spiracles
  • Disinfect - penetrate fungus and bacteria cells to kill common plant diseases
  • Repel – aromas disorienting to target pests

When used regularly as a preventative treatment, rosemary oil works synergistically with the plant to ward off insects, before an infestation occurs.

Rosemary Oil vs. Neem Oil

How well does rosemary oil work? In a third-party university field trial performed on tomato crops, Earth’s Ally was more than 2.5x more effective as Azadirachtin, a concentrated neem that interferes with the insect’s hormone system, at controlling a spider mite population on tomato plants after 3 weekly treatments. While neem oil has long been the go-to pest solution for organic gardeners, rosemary oil offers a more effective solution.

Better than Neem Oil for Plants

Additionally, many gardeners find the smell of neem oil unbearable, and there are mixed opinions on whether neem oil is safe to use around pollinators. Earth’s Ally 3-in-1 Plant Spray has a very pleasant, clean smell and has been laboratory tested and proven safe for use around bees.

rosemary oil versus neem oil

Rosemary oil is safe for bees; safe for people, pets & planet; kills on contact with a quick knockdown, can be applied the same day as harvest, and has a pleasant smell.

Neem oil is toxic for bees; banned in the UK and not registered as a pesticide in Canada; is a systemic formula; can't be applied 5-7 days prior to harvest; and has a garlic or sulfur smell that's unpleasant.

So Much More Than a Leaf Shine

5 Reasons to Use Earth’s Ally 3-in-1 Plant Spray:

  1. High-quality ingredients from nature
  2. Independently tested and proven effective
  3. Pleasant smelling for use indoors
  4. Safe for people, pets & planet when used as directed
  5. Bee safe

For Nature, From Nature

While botanical oils have been used by farmers for thousands of years, it’s exciting to know there are still innovative ways to explore the uses of natural elements to care for gardens and plants. At Earth’s Ally, we continually challenge ourselves to develop safe and effective pest control formulas that are safe for bees and other pollinators. Earth’s Ally uses a little bit of science and a little bit of nature to make the gardening experience more enjoyable for beginners and experienced gardeners alike.

More people than ever are taking up gardening as a hobby or as a way to grow their own food, and there are many channels available to learn, share tips, tricks and inspiration. While neem has been the traditional “go-to” organic pest control option, we believe there are better alternatives. We look forward to hearing about your experience with Earth’s Ally 3-in-1 Plant Spray as a more effective pest control option in the garden and the home.

Gardeners who use Earth’s Ally 3-in-1 Plant Spray say it best, “This was a great safe option for our small garden. We have small children, so we are definitely trying to avoid using chemicals around the house, especially when it comes to food,” says MC in Pennsylvania, “this product gives us a peace of mind, being all-natural and doing its job of keeping the bugs at bay.”

We’d love to hear how Earth’s Ally is helping you grow healthy plants. Share your experience and stay connected with the #earthsallyfam on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for access to our latest blog posts, giveaways and exclusive promotions.

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