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    08-09-2012, 07:23 PM
  #1
Green Broke
skin so soft application

Hi,
I got Avon's skin so soft original formula bath oil for the purpose of putting on my horse as a bug repellant. I generally use RepelX.

I have an intensive and effective fly control program. We have few flies. But, my mare has an adversion to flies to the extent I have never witnessed. I literally have to look - hard- to find the fly/flies that are making her stomp! Repelx is not as effective as it once was, imho - and I am sure it is far more toxic than SSS.
So, for anyone that has used this product, I have a few questions...

1. Is it the oil that is most effective or the lotion (i.e., did I buy the wrong product)?
2 Do you apply it straight or cut it w another liquid?
3. Any problems?
4. How effective is it?

Any input would be fantastic!!
     
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    08-09-2012, 08:11 PM
  #2
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Missy May    
Hi,
I got Avon's skin so soft original formula bath oil for the purpose of putting on my horse as a bug repellant. I generally use RepelX.

I have an intensive and effective fly control program. We have few flies. But, my mare has an adversion to flies to the extent I have never witnessed. I literally have to look - hard- to find the fly/flies that are making her stomp! Repelx is not as effective as it once was, imho - and I am sure it is far more toxic than SSS.
So, for anyone that has used this product, I have a few questions...

1. Is it the oil that is most effective or the lotion (i.e., did I buy the wrong product)?
2 Do you apply it straight or cut it w another liquid?
3. Any problems?
4. How effective is it?

Any input would be fantastic!!
I have been adding the oil to my flyspray for years..love it and bonus it smells good
I have had zero problems other than when we used to board everyone knew we were there because of the very identifiable smell...lol
However, it does nothing for horse flies :(
     
    08-09-2012, 08:12 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
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We have used this mix for years, works well

1 cup vinegar
1 cup water
4 oz Skin so soft
1 oz citronella oil

Leave out the Citronella oil for use around eyes, nose, sensitive areas




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    08-09-2012, 08:16 PM
  #4
Showing
I haven't found anything that works against horseflies.

When we use skin-so-soft, we put it in a spray bottle with 1/2 Avon and 1/2 water. Works pretty well.
     
    08-09-2012, 11:01 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Ah, from all the wonderful suggestions:
I mixed up 300 mls of half water- halfsss. Ran out and sprayed it on. She always stands perfectly still, but today she initially moved around a bit for the "avon call"...no telling what it smells like to her.

I am going to try the vinegar mix when I run out of the 50/50 for comparison. Then I might try a repelx mix.

Anyway, after I sprayed her down I cleaned and filed her feet, which is when ya really can't miss "stomping" and tail swishing. No stomping, no swishing! I hope this isn't just coincidence!

Thankfully, there are no horseflies where I live. Those are just spooky.
     

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