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I’m needing to get more “fly spray” for my horses. I want to get something that works for a while and I can also use on my goats. Looking at E3 Elite - it’s all natural and repel biting insects (mosquitoes, no see-ums, chiggers, ticks, deer fly.
Ingredients: water, citronella oil, peppermint oil, cedar oil, rosemary oil, xantham gum

Anything look dangerous to my girls?
 

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I had that in my “basket” online and replaced with E3 .
Guess I’ll buy that one too and see which works best on my boys (horses). I’ll just use Equiderma in my girls (goats).
 

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I really try not to use cedar oil, at least, only on legs nowhere that could be breathed in. For my goats I make homemade fly spray, but you need something in larger quantities to use on horses as well. I suggest this brand that is safe for horses and goats as well, and the ingredients are super great. https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/e...LdNQ40Ovt7t38YH7VJEFRcBa-6ITJKhMaAstZEALw_wcB
Is cedar oil bad for goats? I'd try to avoid any animal inhaling most EO mist in general but wondered if there was something specific with the cedar.
 

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I use Endure on my horse or Fly-Z which is natural. They both work great. If you’re looking for something that you don’t need to reapply daily there are drops you can put down the top line. Most horses roll or sweat a little and the spray wears off after a day or 2.
 

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Is cedar oil bad for goats? I'd try to avoid any animal inhaling most EO mist in general but wondered if there was something specific with the cedar.
To be honest, I'm not sure. I've heard mixed things. I've heard that it causes respiratory issues, and I've also heard of people using it/fly sprays with it on their goats with no problems. I think it's sort of a "use at your own risk" sort of thing, I honestly don't know if it does harm or not. But since I've heard a couple things, I don't like to risk it.

Most EO mists are fine in general. A lot of oils can be put onto the nostrils of a goat to HELP with breathing issues. It depends on the oil, but a lot are really helpful.
 

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I really try not to use cedar oil, at least, only on legs nowhere that could be breathed in. For my goats I make homemade fly spray, but you need something in larger quantities to use on horses as well. I suggest this brand that is safe for horses and goats as well, and the ingredients are super great. https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/e...LdNQ40Ovt7t38YH7VJEFRcBa-6ITJKhMaAstZEALw_wcB
Would you mind sharing the concoction for your homemade fly spray? I only have two little Nigerian Dwarfs and I'm putting DE on them for fleas but I don't think it helps for flies.
 

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I've been doing something similar to the natural fly spray for fleas on the LGD's and inadvertently discovered that it keeps the flies off the dogs too. Every summer we've had problems with the flies eating the poor dogs nose and ears until they were raw and bleeding, we've tried everything to keep them off and this works! Here's my recipe which I put a few drops in my gloved hand and rub on the dogs daily and it's keeping the flies away.

ratio of 8 to 1. 8 parts of any carrier oil like vegetable, grapeseed, olive...anything you want to use that's inexpensive, to 1 essential oils.
I use equal measurments of
Lemongrass oil, cedar oil, Rosemary oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil
 

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I've been doing something similar to the natural fly spray for fleas on the LGD's and inadvertently discovered that it keeps the flies off the dogs too. Every summer we've had problems with the flies eating the poor dogs nose and ears until they were raw and bleeding, we've tried everything to keep them off and this works! Here's my recipe which I put a few drops in my gloved hand and rub on the dogs daily and it's keeping the flies away.

ratio of 8 to 1. 8 parts of any carrier oil like vegetable, grapeseed, olive...anything you want to use that's inexpensive, to 1 essential oils.
I use equal measurments of
Lemongrass oil, cedar oil, Rosemary oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil
Thank you for sharing! I will certainly try this.
 
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