Using essential oils is a wonderful and natural way to repel bugs. I’ve put together a homemade fly spray that smells good, is a nice conditioner for the donkeys coat and is not harmful to them. Mix and match your oils to come up with one you like!
Keeping a safe natural home extends to the farm as well. If there is a way to do something without chemicals… I’m on it! We use natural products in our home (like this easy to make lip scrub) so why not on our animals.
Taking care of the livestock and making sure they are comfortable is key and when the weather warms up, the pests abound. This fly spray uses several different types of essential oils that repel, offend and are just plain disliked by flies… HURRAY!
Here’s a video of how it’s made and why I chose the oils used:
Be sure to grab one of the printable recipes below!
Mix all together and pour into a 1 gallon sprayer.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into sprayer.