Fly Repellent -- Skin So Soft
I need some advice on the best fly repellent that you've used. I've heard that Skin So Soft is a good product to use. My sister-in-law is an Avon rep and has told me that there are many varieties now. I imagine that I should look into using the oil, but there is also an aresol bug spray. Has anyone used these products and have you found them to be effective?
I have used a myriad of sprays that do not really perform to the degree that they are described, and I am using SWAT around the eyes and ears. My friend/barn owner told me how to use it. Today I began using Flash's fly mask with the ears and took it off this evening.
I am a fast learner, but I admit that learning the in's and out's of horse ownership can be overwhelming to say the least. :? I cannot say enough about the willingness of you seasoned veterans to offer advice and share your knowledge with beginners like me. I appreciate you all very much. :-)
I haven't tried Skin So Soft, but hear it works well. As far as the Swat, pay attention to your horse's belly. A lot of horses get eaten up down there. The Swat works very well in their sensitive belly area.
I use skin so soft oil. Either straight or I mix it in half and half with a waterproof fly spray. Always works great for me and makes for a healthy, shiny coat!
I apologize for a little hijack here but HELP
I have Skin so Soft, Listerine, vinegar, maybe some tea tree oil, can I make a fly spray out of that lot, what quantities would you use?
Yes I use skin so soft. I usually mix it with a fly spray. You want the original Bath oil. Smells really nice and it helps.
Sorry Golden I've never made fly spray before.
Thanks guys...ordered one oil and one bug spray. Will let you know how they work. :)
I feed my horses a clove of garlic and a splash of apple cider vinegar each day. Keeps flies and biting insects away all year long :)
I use a different kind of spray whenever I run out so the flies don't become resistant to a certain type. I've used Skin-so-soft mixed with water, and it seems to work well.
I know this is an old thread, but Skin So Soft oil is the only thing that keeps the bugs off my one mare. (But I haven't tried the bug spray.) BUT be CAREFUL using it on the face or any white or thin skinned area. I totally spaced that this summer & put it all over her WHITE muzzle & sunburned her! What a bad mom! I use it straight, because it didn't work for her when I diluted it with water, or with water and vinegar.
Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil is the proper product for this mixture:
1 part Skin So Soft Original bath oil
1 part apple cider vinegar
1 part or more water
Do not use the oil alone. It can clog your horses pores, and cause overheating.
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