Why waste money on chemical sprays? Try this homemade fly spray.
If you are a homesteader like me, you look at the ingredients on the back of the store bought fly sprays and wonder what you are spraying on your animal. I tried recipe after recipe until I settled on this homemade fly spray. It can be used on cows, goats or horses. Maybe other livestock but I haven’t researched any others. I usually spray my cattle once a day. It’s especially helpful if you are milking. Who wants to deal with flies when they are milking an animal? This homemade fly spray is super easy and quick to mix up and lasts a good while.
- 4 c water
- 2 c Apple cider vinegar
- 1 c Mineral oil or Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Liquid soap
- 10 drops Lemongrass essential oil
- 10 drops Orange essential oil
- 10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Directions: Combine all ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake and spray as needed. Avoid eyes and ears.
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