Originally Posted by usandpets
We make our own flyspray and haven't had any problems. When you make the flyspray, the conditioner is diluted down. Then when you spray the horse, the amount of conditioner is very minimal that gets on the horse. Even when you condition your own hair and rinse it out, there is still some that gets left behind. It's not like you're pouring conditioner straight from the bottle and leaving it on the horse. We spray our horses completely from head to tail. Again, without any problems of slipping saddles or the hair drying out.
Here's our recipe:
1 gallon white vinegar
1 bottle Suave or White Rain hair conditioner
1 large bottle Listerine, yellow color
1 or 2 bottles SkinSoSoft from Avon
1 bottle of Citronella oil (not the one for oil lamps but from a health store)
1 small bottle original Dawn dish soap
Mix well in a 5 gallon bucket and shake before each use.
I know this thread is a few months old, but was hoping usandpets could tell me the Size bottle of citronella she uses for this fly spray recipe? I'd love to try it this Spring! TIA!