|03-22-2011, 03:14 PM|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunshine State
Do a search, there are a ton of hommemade fly sprays out there.
I dont find they dont work
I add about a capful of Avon Skin So Soft to a bottle of Endure.
Works great but I dont put it on their face. Sunscreen goes there
|03-22-2011, 06:58 PM|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: albany new york
One part skin so soft, one part water, one part vinegar .
the originial receipe also says eucalyptis oil but i have never used that.
|03-24-2011, 08:33 PM|
Join Date: Nov 2009
SKIN SO SOFT...never on me, my horses or in my barn!!
Nothing wrong with the product but the smell!!!
Gives me a migraine and I don't get migraine headaches, ever!!
Just walking in the vicinity of someone who uses this stuff either on them-self or their horses makes me get ill.
|04-20-2011, 11:12 PM|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
I use the SSS with Endure, also. Yes, the smell is something, but maybe that is why the gnats don't like it. It's the tiny black biting gnats that I have such a time with. My appy was allergic to them. They would bite on all the sensitive spots like her udder. She would chew her udder until it was bleeding. The SSS is gentle and I would spray either that or PAM cooking spray (olive oil) on her udder. Either one keeps the skin soft and keeps the gnats away. I think the gnats really do not like the oiliness of either.
Sweet Dixie, always a part of my heart
|05-24-2011, 01:54 AM|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: U.P. of Michigan
I use it with the cheaper fly spray concentrates. I usually make up a gallon at a time and add 2 cups SSS. It hakes they fly spray last a little longer I think anyway.
Also to cut down on fly spray I feed my horses about 1/3 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar in their grain everyday. And after about 3-4 weeks the flies don't bother them near as badly. And no they don't smell like vinegar either lol
|08-13-2011, 10:16 AM|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
|04-11-2012, 08:34 PM|
Join Date: Nov 2010
You can make the SSS mix and add- per regular size squirt bottle: A little skin so soft goes a LONG way...less is more when it comes to that stuff- dont hesitate to cut the amount in half and add more water! Keep this mix out of the sun- as it will break down the essential oils!!
Eucalyptus essential oil- 20 drops
Tea Trea ess. oil -10 drops
Lavender ess. oil -10 drops
Cedar ess. oil-10 drops
Eucalyptus and Cedar ess oils naturally repel bugs-strong odors naturally
Lavender and Tea tree are great for the coat/skin, and repel bugs especially mites and lice. -Great if those are a common issue especially with feather horses!
I even add a gallon of apple cider vinegar to our 60 gal water bucket every time I fill it all summer- helps keep it cleaner longer- the horses dont mind it and the it will raise their PH which helps them naturally repel the bugs!!
P.S.- NEVER use pine sol on any animal- that is very dangerous to not only animals but humans as well...I own a green commercial cleaning company and am very familiar with dangerous cleaning chemicals - You can get pine ess oil and add it to your spray if you like that smell.
God forbid that I should go to any Heaven in which there are no horses. ~R.B. Cunninghame Graham
2010 Friesian Filly(Izarrah), 98' Welsh Pony Mare(Farrah)
Last edited by equiobsession : 04-11-2012 at 08:36 PM.
|04-13-2012, 12:18 PM|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern Ontario
I'll have to pick up some SSS and try it out.
|04-20-2012, 09:54 AM|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ft. lauderdale
I've found that a tablespoon of powdered garlic mixed in applsauce in thier feed works well for biting bugs. Down here in fl mosquitos are a HUGE problem. But, even surrounded by swamp, the garlic kept the biters off.
|05-09-2012, 02:09 PM|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Central Florida
I just want to ad that I have been putting a little garlic powder in my horses grain everyday, and have noticed a significant decrease in the flies. I also ad to my canine's food, to keep the fleas at bay...
I used to have money, now I have horses.
~ Most of Us~
|03-08-2013, 08:24 AM|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Golden Gate Estates, FL
I purchased triple concentrated citronella from our local feed store. The recipe was 2 oz citronella, 2 oz skin so soft, and 10 oz of apple cider vinegar. We were using it for flea control on our greyhounds and it was working great, no fly problems, no flea problems= happy mama.
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