Eco Oil Hippo Concentrate: Organic Miticide and Insecticide Spray

Eco Oil is a registered organic miticide and insecticide available in 250ml, 500ml, and 1L bottles. It effectively controls a range of problem insects including scale, aphids, two-spotted mite, whitefly, mealybugs, and citrus leafminer. Safe for use on veggies and ornamentals with no withholding period, you can spray and eat on the same day. Also safe for beneficial insects such as bees, ladybeetles, and earthworms, eco-oil is now HIPPO Enhanced to provide a revolutionary approach to pest control.

Features and Benefits

  • 100% Plant Oils: eco-oil contains no petroleum derivatives like other oil sprays
  • Safe for Beneficial Insects: Kills a wide range of common pest insects while remaining safe for bees, ladybirds, and lacewings
  • HIPPO Enhanced: Attracts beneficial insects to your garden to help achieve a better ecosystem balance
  • Effective at Low Rates: Reduces the risk of foliage burn compared to other oil sprays
  • Organic Pest Control: Perfect for use in the veggie patch, with no withholding period
  • Registered Organic: Certified by Australian Organic and made in Australia using locally grown plant oils

How to Use

  1. Shake the eco oil bottle well before use.
  2. Fill a spray bottle or garden sprayer with the recommended amount of eco-oil and water according to the product label.
  3. Apply spray solution to the affected plants, thoroughly covering all surfaces, including the tops and undersides of leaves.
  4. Repeat applications as needed or at regular intervals to maintain control over pests.

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

Eco Oil is ideal for use in organic vegetable gardens, greenhouses, and ornamental plant beds. It is designed for both home gardeners and professional growers seeking an effective, eco-friendly solution to manage common garden pests while preserving the health of beneficial insects and the overall garden ecosystem.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • Eco Oil is an oil-based product and may not be safe for fish. Avoid overspray when using in aquaponic systems, as it can impact fish gills.
  • Keep eco-oil out of reach of children and store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Use eco-oil as an adjuvant to improve the performance of other sprays, such as herbicides and foliar fertilisers. Add 2ml of eco-oil per litre of made up spray solution.


What is Eco Oil Hippo Concentrate and what does it control?

Eco Oil Hippo Concentrate is a registered organic miticide and insecticide that controls various problem insects, including scale, aphids, two-spotted mite, whitefly, mealybugs, and citrus leafminer. It is safe for use on vegetables and ornamentals, with no withholding period. Additionally, it is safe for beneficial insects like bees, ladybeetles, and earthworms.

What does it mean that eco-oil is HIPPO Enhanced?

HIPPO Enhanced eco-oil is a revolutionary approach to pest control that results from a 3-year research project with Charles Sturt University. The enhanced formulation includes organic compounds found in plants' natural defense mechanisms, attracting beneficial insects like ladybeetles, lacewings, hoverflies, and parasitoids. This helps to create a more balanced garden ecosystem by eliminating pests and fostering the presence of beneficial insects.

What are the main features of Eco Oil?

Eco Oil is 100% plant-based, contains no petroleum derivatives, is effective at low rates, has a reduced risk of foliage burn, is perfect for organic pest control, has no withholding period, and is registered organic. It is also made in Australia using locally grown plant oils.

Is Eco Oil safe to use in Aquaponics Systems?

While Eco Oil is an organic pesticide, it is not safe for fish as it is oil-based and can impact their gills. However, you can still use it on plants in an Aquaponic grow bed as long as you carefully spray the plants and avoid over spraying or dripping into the fish tank.

What are the active ingredients in Eco Oil?

The active constituents in Eco Oil are emulsifiable botanical oils.

Can Eco Oil be used as a spray additive?

Yes, eco-oil can be added to other sprays as an adjuvant to improve their effectiveness. It enhances the sticking and spreading ability of the spray solution on foliage, slows the evaporation rate of spray droplets, and reduces spray drift by creating more uniform droplet sizes.

What is the recommended usage rate for Eco Oil as a spray additive?

To use eco-oil in this manner, add 2ml per litre of the made-up spray solution and shake before spraying. For example, if you have made up 5 litres of a herbicide spray, add 10ml of eco-oil (5 x 2ml) and give it a shake.

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