Hot Pepper Wax Natural Insect Repellent

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Protect vegetables from insect damage up to 2 weeks, AND you can spray and harvest the same day! Bonus: also acts as an anti-transpirant, a boost for new transplants!

Finally, an all-natural insect repellent safe to put on vegetables. Hot Pepper Wax natural insect repellent is a garden/greenhouse spray repellent and insecticide proven effective against aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, cabbage loopers, beet armyworms and much more!

Protects up to two weeks with one treatment. The chief active ingredient, capsaicin, is an extract from cayenne peppers. It's harmless to humans—in fact, it's as edible as the sauce on barbecued buffalo wings. Using a patented formula and process, Hot Pepper Wax blends capsaicin with a highly refined paraffin wax and other "food grade" ingredients. The result is a spray that coats plants with a harmless, microthin barrier to deter pests.

Some insects are "done in" by the capsaicin, others by the wax. It also acts as an anti-transpirant, reducing water loss and stress...a true benefit for new transplants! Safe for edible crops—just wash it off in warm water! Available in a quart (5539) or gallon (10128).


  • One quart concentrate
  • Makes 32 quarts of usable spray
  • Mix ratio is 1 part Hot Pepper Wax to 16 parts water. For heavy infestations, 1 part Wax to 16 parts water. For maintaining repellency after infestation is under control, 1 part Wax to 64 parts water
  • Active ingredient: Capsaicin....0.00018%
  • Other ingredients: 99.99982%

Product Features

  • Hot Pepper Wax Insect Spray is especially good at controlling soft-bodied insects that feed on the leaves, flowers, fruit and stems of plants. Besides repelling insects by covering the plant leaves, direct application to smooth bodied larvae has been observed to be harmful to them



Application Rates

  • Mix 1 part concentrate to 32 parts water. Spray to cover leaves, stems, fruits and flowers. Do not drench roots. Do not apply if rain is expected in 24 hours. Once pest are under control, you can reduce to a half-rate, 1 to 64, as a maintenance spray.

Review Summary (Based on 1 Reviews)

5 Stars

So far a great deal wrote

The bugs and I go round and round. So far the pepper spray seems to be letting me eat my veggies, not them. This seems to be a good buy compared to other brands I have purchased and seems to work as well.