Just looking for a natural alternative for Diesel with respect to the peskies like skeeters. Anyone try essential oils?
Essential Oils as repellents
I've actually used it on myself. I buy the oils at Whole Foods and mix my own bug spray. I think the tea-tree oil worked best for me (mixed with the citronella). However I have read somewhere that you shouldn't use it on dogs. Can't remember exactly why.
I've used this spray on my horses as well with good results.
No, but I know that Zoe hates the smell of citronella. We had a citronella candle going in the house and she did not want to come into the family room. Also, she did have a spray collar once and I think it was citronella based. We have since given it away.
If it works for Diesel, that would be great.
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
I bought some today to use for myself because I hate the smell of OFF! & don't like to use chemicals on my skin if I can avoid it. For Diesel I would likely just dab a bit in various places on him, not rub it in all over.
I HATE the smell of citronella. I can not even go in the aisles in garden stores where there are citronella products, so I would never put it on or near my dogs. Might work, but I can not stand the smell!!
Karen and the gang
BBI Kodi's Journey To Anotch (Journey)
BBI Kodi's Blackpowder Striker (Flint)
I use a natural product whose active repelling ingredient is lemon eucalyptus oil.
I use Repel that they talk about in the first article. I use it for me and the boys and the dogs. I've only done it a couple times and put it on the back of the neck area. But when I looked it up I found a cool collar for essential oil so I'm posting that link, too.
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