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        08-20-2013, 10:25 PM
    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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        08-20-2013, 11:55 PM
    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!
        08-21-2013, 10:08 AM
    I have used garlic mixed with water as a mosquito repellant. It might have the same effect on flies.
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        08-21-2013, 07:49 PM
    Originally Posted by BlueDiamonds218    
    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!
    Woah shot! Sorry!
    Ok lavender and citronela then
        08-22-2013, 02:31 PM
    Listerine is also excellent for healing wounds. It works miracles on hot spots on dogs.
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        08-22-2013, 03:01 PM
    We make our own fly spray with tea tree oil, vinegar and dish soap. It works amazing.

    Ahh, our "hippie creations" for our horses....
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