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post #11 of 17 Old 03-19-2008, 09:54 AM
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Haven't tried it yet, it's still too cold here in the northeast. In fact, can you actually believe that am looking forward to seeing a bug?! Just because it would mean that we are having more then one 70 degree day!

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post #12 of 17 Old 03-19-2008, 12:44 PM
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I've used it the last 3 years. It does work it's just not as long lasting as store bought stuff! But if you keep applying it it works great!
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-19-2008, 01:46 PM
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Mm, the mouthwash is an ingredient I haven't seen before, interesting. We use a mixture of skin so soft, vinegar and eucalyptus oil (can add citronella too, but its optional).
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post #14 of 17 Old 03-22-2008, 05:04 AM
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I have tried only the other day and this recipie worked wonders and seems to last ages. It was 33% paraffin oil, 33% eucalyptus oil and 33% detol or antiseptic all mixed up in a cheap spray bottle.
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-31-2008, 04:45 PM
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We use Vicks Vapor Rub ointment in the ears. Rub a little in the ears; this will help keep the flies, gnats and mosquitoes off.
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post #16 of 17 Old 04-01-2008, 12:58 PM
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My QH is allergic to Skin So Soft.
She breaks out in hives.

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post #17 of 17 Old 04-01-2008, 01:46 PM
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That sounds awesome; I'll deff. give it a try.

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