How To Make Cayenne Pepper Spray Repellent

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Are varmints wreaking havoc all over your precious garden on a regular feeding-frenzy basis? Don’t fret, as the perfect solution is right here. It’s hot (literally), it’s super fast to make, and it’s guaranteed to drive the pesky pests away for good, so there’s absolutely no need for you to spend money on fencing, traps, and those commercially available pesticides which can severely stunt the growth and the health of your plants and vegetables.

It’s called the Cayenne Pepper Spray Repellent and here’s what you will need to make it:

  • Cayenne pepper powder
  • Hot water
  • Dishwashing liquid soap
  • Spray bottle
  • Saucepan
  • Stirrer
  • Stove

Now let’s begin:

  1. Place a saucepan over your stove and start to pre-heat it.
  2. Place another pot filled with water on the stove and bring this to a boil.
  3. When it’s warm enough, measure about 2 to 4 tablespoons of cayenne pepper powder and spread it all over the saucepan.
  4. Add a couple of cups of boiling water to the cayenne pepper powder in your saucepan. Stir and let it boil.
  5. Once your cooking is done, take it off your stove and let it cool.
  6. Once cooled, pour this into your spray bottle.
  7. Finish off with a few drop of dishwashing liquid soap.
  8. Spray it on leaves, stems, petals, and stalks for maximum efficacy.

Some important reminders:

  • Do the spraying on a weekly basis and never on a windy day.
  • Wear gloves and a t-shirt with long sleeves when spraying your garden or vegetable patch as this mixture really stings when it comes in contact with the skin.
  • Do not freeze the bottle. Simply store it in your fridge and place a warning label so you or the people in your home won’t mistakenly use it.

You can make cayenne pepper spray with other varieties of pepper for use during the rainy season:

Here’s what you will need:

  • Thick rubber gloves
  • Shirt with long sleeves
  • Apron
  • Freshly-picked or freshly-packed cayenne peppers
  • Scotch Bonnet and Habanero peppers
  • Blender
  • See-through jar with air-tight cover
  • Funnel
  • Cheesecloth
  • Spray bottle
  • Dishwashing liquid soap

Now let’s begin:

  1. Wear your thick rubber gloves, shirt with long sleeves, apron, and get ready to prepare your homemade repellant.
  2. Take 8 pieces of each of the Cayenne, Scotch Bonnet, and Habanero peppers and place them inside your blender. Add a couple of cups of water. Set the blender to medium and start blending.
  3. Turn your blender off and then add a couple of drops of the dishwashing liquid soap. Replace the cover of your blender, set it on the lowest setting and blend again.
  4. Pour the blended contents into a see-through jar with a cheesecloth stretched tautly over its opening to filter any sediment. When done, seal the jar with an airtight cover.
  5. When you are ready to start spraying, simply pour your homemade repellent into a spray bottle using a funnel. Remember to label your bottle as a matter of safety and precaution.
  6. After a particularly nasty rainy day and once the ground is sufficiently dry, you can spray this on your beloved garden to discourage small and large pests from devouring away and killing your plants and vegetables.

Effective and easy, non?


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