fly spray

allijudd

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at least 5 tablespoons citronella....
teaspoon washing up liquid
i mug cold strong tea
surgical spirit(forget how much)
couple teaspoons lavender oil
dilute with water...

my spray from last year is still going strong!
 

Theresa_F

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This is mine

Good website for ordering oils is:

http://www.essential oils direct

5 caps of dettol - from a 500ml size bottle

250 ml of Avon Skin so Soft and fresh - 500 ml bath oil. This can be halved if midges too bad. I am presently using one third of a bottle which works well.

1 teaspoon of citronella oil - can go up 1 1/2 for bad midges.
1 teaspoon of eucalyptus oil
1 teaspoon of lavender oil
1 teaspoon of tea tree oil
1 teaspoon cedarwood oil

Put into a 1 litre spray bottle. Top up to make 1 litre with either water or cold tea. Shake well before spraying and give a quick shake after every few squirts to make sure the oil is mixed with the water.

Spray on twice a day using enough to leave a fine mist on the coat. Ok for round sensitive areas.

I have used this on people as well as horses, but please do a patch test first in case your horse reacts to any of the above ingredients.

Cost works out about £3.00 a litre - not as cheap as some receipes but this does work well and smells nice.
 

charlottenicol

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Just replied to similar post on new lounge, this works a treat, everyone has noticed how many more flies their horses have to mine, been giving out instructions left and right, wish I had shares in avon!! great for us humans too
 
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