Plant Hack: Avocado Oil

Our Plant Hack series is all about easy, at-home tips to keep your plants thriving!

Shiny pretty leaves are nice and all, but cleaning and dusting your plants is actually super important for their health too. Dust that settles on plant leaves can block out sunlight and prevent your plant from photosynthesizing properly. Rather than using a store-bought leaf shine, try using avocado oil to get rid of dirt, dust, and those stubborn watermarks.

What You’ll Need:

  • Avocado oil
  • Spray bottle or mister with water
  • Clean microfiber cloth, paper towel or soft sponge

Step 1:

Mist your plant’s leaves and gently wipe both sides of each leaf using a damp microfiber cloth, paper towel or soft sponge.

Step 2:

Pour a pea size amount of avocado oil onto the sponge or cloth.

Step 3:

Gently wipe the leaves while they are still damp until they are thoroughly clean.

Step 4:

Enjoy your happy, shiny new plant!

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