I'm a little unorthodox in my orchid care if you compare me to most others, and novice to boot, but I do use alcohol just not as a stand alone product.
I found a formula using it and I've had success with it. In a pint spray bottle I put about 10 - 15 drops of dish soap, about a 1/4 cup of alcohol and about 1 table spoon of cinnamon extract. If you can't find the extract then I use cinnamon powder*, Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water.
There are many variation of this formula around, this is the one I use and it doesn't have to be so exact.
*If you use the cinnamon powder, make sure you keep it shaken so you do not clog the sprayer. I also try to keep the spray to a minimum from any roots, I read that cinnamon acts as a drying agent, but it burns the bugs mouths and they leave your plant/s.
Last edited by JackiBlu; 02-23-2009 at 04:10 PM..