There is the trouble for every horse owner when summer is coming is the horse files irritate and distract your horses and your family. The bits of these flies are very painful.
And while the commercial fly repellents are sold on the market may contain chemicals that smell harsh and even cause irritation to your skin, you have to look for a best horse fly repellent for humans that is healthier more natural solution. The horseflies hate the fragrance of certain natural oils, so you can create a repellent for you and your pet base on some essential oils.
#1 The recipe with apple cider vinegar
You will need:
Apple cider vinegar
10 drops tea tree oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops vegetable glycerin
To get start, you will need an empty spray bottle. Fill the spray bottle 2/3 with Apple cider vinegar. And then fill the rest with water and other ingredients. The disadvantage if that this recipe may smell harsh due to vinegar but it do a great job.
#2 Rub on homemade horse fly repellent for humans
Instead of spray, you also can build the rub on recipe. The rub on method even can brings more effective and last for longer than spray horse fly repellent.
You will need:
A small bottle
Carrier oil (you should choose the oil that is light on your skin and not too greasy such as carrier oil sweet almond oil or avocado oil)
10-20 drops of preferred essential oils
Adding 2 teaspoon of carrier oil into a bottle. Add in 10-20 drops of your preferred essential oil. Shake the bottle well before you rub on your skin. This recipe also can helps nourish your skin.
#3 Horse fly spray recipe with Eucalyptus oil
Ingredients: 2 cups white vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Eucalyptus oil, 1 cup water.
Add these ingredients in the spray bottle. Ensure to sake this mixture well before every use.
This mixture can keep the horse fly far away from you for about maximum 45’-1 hours. This recipe includes only 3 ingredients that are all natural and also easy to find.
#4 Prevention tips against horse flies
You can use the mixture of dish soap and vinegar spray to kill horse flies. Dish soap is very effective against horse flies. You can rest your mind that this mixture is totally safe for both you and your horses.
You will need an empty spray bottle, the add in to it 4 tablespoons of dish soap, 2 cups of white vinegar and 1 cup of warm water. Shaking well and spray it on horse flies or the area that have much of flies.