Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mountains of NH
Are you using the SSS bath oil? There are a lot of SSS variations now. It's the bath oil that is the bug repellant. I use it watered down in a spray bottle. It's mostly mineral oil and fragrance.
I wouldn't use it straight.
That is exactly what happens to me when I try a perfume that I'm allergic to. I peel and itch, I may or may not break out in hives. Sometimes it takes a few try-ons before I have a reaction.
For the horse I mix a few ounces to a quart of water, little dab of vinegar, few drops of citronella oil (the essential oil kind, not lamp fuel), little bit of permethrin. Makes a great cheap fly spray that will last.
If you think about SSS is made to be used watered down, couple cap fulls in a tub of water.