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We have moved from inside agility to outside. The training facility is called "Agility on the River" and our class time is 7 to 8 evening, rain or shine. So.... the mosquitoes are going to be crazy vicious. I was there mid afternoon on a hot sunny day to help set up the field and they were annoying then... so I can only imagine. I am looking at a product called "Flicks" for the hound. Contains only lanolin; oils of cedarwood, eucalytptus, lemongrass, pepperment, cajeput, and pennyroyal, in that order. No chemicals or dyes. Before I part with the 35.00 dollars, anything in the mix I need to worry about and any suggestions appreciated. Thanks all.

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Funny, Hubs and I were talking about that ("Skin so Soft"). Isn't it really oily though, I don't want to be cleaning it off the sofa and carpet. But yes, thanks I will consider that product.

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Essential oils in a glass spray bottle

Use witch hazel then add essential oils

Spray before going out. Really only lasts a couple hours so re-apply liberally when needed

lorinda, mom to the ever revolving door of Foster greyhounds

Always in my heart: Teala (LC Sweet Dream) , Pepton, Darbee-Do (Hey Barb) , Rascal (Abitta Rascal), Power (Beyond the Power), and the miracle boy LAZER (2/21/14), Spirit (Bitter Almonds) 8/14

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Essential oils in a glass spray bottle

Use witch hazel then add essential oils

Spray before going out. Really only lasts a couple hours so re-apply liberally when needed

What oils are you suggesting. The product that I am considering (mentioned above) has several oils. I am OK with the short effectiveness, that really is what I am after, just for the duration of class. Don't want it lingering on like regular bug spray or deet products.

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I like a couple mixes. Choose what you have/like:

Citrus mix/heavy on the Lemon

Lemongrass

Clove

Cedar

From young living oils:purification,,, a blend of several above

 

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Will repel ticks and fleas too

lorinda, mom to the ever revolving door of Foster greyhounds

Always in my heart: Teala (LC Sweet Dream) , Pepton, Darbee-Do (Hey Barb) , Rascal (Abitta Rascal), Power (Beyond the Power), and the miracle boy LAZER (2/21/14), Spirit (Bitter Almonds) 8/14

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I use Off! kids spray. After hiking in the woods, it's often the only thing that works. I spray it on my hands to put in on their face, and I reapply when the bugs start trying to get them again. There was a dog friendly bug spray I bought a long time ago with essential oil hoohaw, but it didn't seem nearly potent enough to ward off a few bugs in my backyard let alone the ones that are the size of a small car in the woods.

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