03 September 2010

Homemade Fly Spray

I wanted to find a fly spray that was okay for the animals to ingest and easy on the wallet:

Recipe 1:
Straight Listerine in a spray bottle.
Watch the eyes!

Recipe 2:
Listerine diluted with water.  2 Parts Listerine to 1 part water.

Recipe 3:
(From Dressage Today Staff)

2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
2 cups cold (prepared) tea - Such as Sage or Chamomile Tea
20 drops Eucalyptus oil
20 drips Citronella oil
10 drops Lavender oil
10 drops Tea Tree oil
10 drops Cedar oil
20 drops Emulsifier, such as polysorbate 20

Recipe 4:
Commercial fly spray
1 cup Vinegar
1/2 cup Skin so Soft.

Recipe 5:
Petroleum Jelly - lasts about 3 days, but grease works better.

Recipe 6:
6 caps full of Skin so Soft
1 cup White Vinegar
Squirt of Ivory Liquid Soap

Recipe 7:
1 cup Vinegar
1 cup Baby Oil
1/4 cup Original Pinesol
1 tbs Dish Soap
1 tbs Skin so Soft
1 cup water

Recipe 8:
4 oz Skin so Soft
1 oz Cintronella oil
12 oz Vinegar
12 oz water

Recipe 9:
US Forest Service Bug Spray
1 cup water
1 cup Avon Skin so Soft Bath Oil
2 cups Vinegar
1 tbs Eucalyptus
Optional: Few tablespoons of citronella oil

Shake spray bottle well before spraying on human, horse, or dog!

Recipe 10:
Quick Fly Spray
18 oz White Vinegar
2 tbsp Dish Washing soap

Note: Always use 100% citronella oil when a recipe calls for it.  It is a plant based product.  So not use citronella oil that is sold for outdoor torches; that is a petroleum base with a citronella smell.  You can purchase oil at many health food stores or at Cedar Vale online.

Thanks Neke Teague, Luan Klemann, Ashley House Reninger, and Melissa Gray for some of these brilliant recipies!!!