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post #11 of 16 Old 08-20-2013, 09:25 PM
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I use eucalyptis oil, lavander and citronela. Works wonders with sandfiles and big horse flies too. Also, smells awesome and the lavander also has a calming affect on both horse and rider so chuck some on you too :P
I use a litre bottle with 10ml of each.

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post #12 of 16 Old 08-20-2013, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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I can't use eucalyptus because I have a family member that's also active in horses that's deadly allergic to it and TBH I don't like the smell if eucalyptus. Might try some lavender oil tho!

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post #13 of 16 Old 08-21-2013, 09:08 AM
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I have used garlic mixed with water as a mosquito repellant. It might have the same effect on flies.
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post #14 of 16 Old 08-21-2013, 06:49 PM
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I can't use eucalyptus because I have a family member that's also active in horses that's deadly allergic to it and TBH I don't like the smell if eucalyptus. Might try some lavender oil tho!
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Ok lavender and citronela then

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post #15 of 16 Old 08-22-2013, 01:31 PM
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Listerine is also excellent for healing wounds. It works miracles on hot spots on dogs.
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post #16 of 16 Old 08-22-2013, 02:01 PM
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We make our own fly spray with tea tree oil, vinegar and dish soap. It works amazing.

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