Horse Protection Society of North Carolina Inc.

Natural Fly Repellant

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Our all natural, non-toxic fly repellant is simple to make.  You'll need the following:

1 gallon jug
plastic spray bottle 
1/2 gallon of water
1/2 apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup citronella oil (to repell insects)
1 dropper of tea tree oil (for its soothing quality)
1 dropper of peppermint oil or lavendar oil (to be appealing to horses)
1/2 cup olive oil (to prevent fly repellent from dissipating after application)

Pour the 1/2 gallon apple cider vinegar into gallon jug.
Add 1/2 cup citronella oil (DO NOT USE THE TYPE FOR BURNING IN TORCHES!)
Add 1 dropper of tea tree oil and 1 dropper of peppermint or lavendar oil.
Add 1/2 cup olive oil.
Shake well. 
Add 1/2 gallon of water.

Shake well and pour into spray bottle.

Always shake spray bottle before spraying so that the oils will mix with the vinegar solution.

Horse Protection Society of N.C.
2135 Miller Rd  China Grove, N.C.  28023  (704) 855-2978
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