Cheap, Safe Fly Spray for Horses

Cheap, Safe Fly Spray for Horses

safe fly spray for horsesEvery summer we all comment that "the flies are bad this year," when in actual fact, they are bad every year. We are always looking for a safe fly spray for our horse that actually works. I have tried just about every product on the market. Some work better than others. Some don't work at all. I try to stay away from the ones with harmful, poisonous chemicals in them. If you have ever looked at the ingredients and what those potions are capable of doing, you would never use them again.

So, how do you determine what is a safe fly spray for horses, and people, and is it going to work?

You don't have to because I have done it for you. I have created and tested two, home-made, formulas that work on my horses. They can be easily produced and costs less than $3 for 32oz.

Lemony Fly Spray for Horses

Create a lemony oil base with equal parts of the following ingredients - citronella essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, castor oil (carrier). In a 32oz spray bottle mix together 11fl oz of Pine-Sol, 11fl oz of white vinegar, 10fl oz of water. Add 1tsp of the lemony oil base. Shake well and apply generously to your horse. The total cost of 32oz = $2.16 (not including the spray bottle)

Cedary Fly Spray for Horses

Create the cedary oil base with equal parts of the following ingredients - cedar oil, castor oil (carrier). In a 32oz spray bottle mix together 11fl oz of Pine-Sol, 11fl oz of white vinegar, 10fl oz of water. Add 1tsp of the cedary oil base. Shake well and apply generously to your horse. The total cost of 32oz = $1.35 (not including the spray bottle)

These formulas are good with barn flies, house flies, nats, and mosquitos. I have yet to find something that can repel deer and horse flies. 

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Disclaimer: These products and formulas have not been approved by the FDA or any governing body. Use it at your own risk. Discontinue use if irritation develops. Prices are correct as of August 2020 and are subject to change.

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