Natural Organic Essential Oil Fly Spray
Flies All Gone!
All Natural Organic Essential Oil Fly Spray Repellent
Safe for horses and humans, kids and pets
Aren’t you sick and tired of spraying yourself with insect repellent filled with poisonous toxic chemicals known to cause cancer, neurological problems and seizures? Ones that you have to go to the hospital if you accidentally ingest? Ones that the DEP needs to be notified of if a drop gets into any water supply? Ones that can not be applied to small children or your beloved pet? If you wouldn’t consider applying cancer causing agents to your body, then why would you use the other toxic chemical repellents on the market, almost all of which contain DEET and/or Pyrethines and orhanophosphates?
Aren’t you sick of polluting and contaminating your own body as well as those of your children and pets?
Well, I am sick of it, and I did something about it, and-- so can you!
My all natural fly repellent is made up of superior non toxic, therapeutic grade (sourced only from known botanical species) pure, organic essential oils, unmatched in their potency and purity.
Unlike other aromatherapy oils, these oils are completely non toxic to people and most pets. (not for use on or around: fish, reptiles, birds, or cats).
This recipe came about after years of spraying the horses with toxic pesticidal chemical fly spray, watching my daughter then pat and touch our horse, thereby getting these caustic chemicals all over her hands, then wiping her face, getting these not meant to be on a person chemicals all over herself. I thought, my God, she’s slowly poisoning herself!
Our skin is the largest organ and system of the body (whether animal or human). Our skin breaths and absorbs all the things we put on it, as well as things in the air. Sadly this includes toxic chemicals, everything from soap, perfume and lotion to insect repellents.
Instead of applying known cancer causing agents, try applying my all natural plant based fly spray with only beneficial effects. My spray has also worked very effectively on the breed of mosquitoes at the barn, although not as effective on the marsh mosquito breed.
But what about other “Natural” Fly Sprays/ Repellents for Horses and Humans?
Not all Essential Oils are created equally, here’s why….
Most if not all of the natural insect sprays are toxic. The word “natural” is very deceiving whether it is on a bar of soap, perfume, or a fly repellent. Companies are basically allowed to label a product "natural" if it contains any naturally occurring compound (even if it’s been altered synthetically)!
Regarding the few companies adding essential oils to their products… typically they are using a completely inferior grade of oil, a fragrance or perfume grade essential oils, not a pure therapeutic grade essential oil. These are typically adulterated, often containing 90-95% chemical solvents so that their cost is a fraction of what it takes to distill compared to pure therapeutic grade oil distillation. A huge percentage of the approximate 4,000 chemicals approved by the FDA to "fragrance" products are known carcinogens and many may be labeled an "essential oil." To make matters worse, none of these toxic fly products have ever worked for us… EVER!
I offer you a fly repellant product that not only works better and longer then any toxic fly repellent product I‘ve used, but is completely safe to apply topically as well as to inhale, for both you, your horse and your pet! Each ingredient was carefully chosen after multiple trials to provide the most effective natural synergistic blended product.
I have never ever considered adding any pesticides, chemicals, toxins, alcohol, baby oil or other cheap filler ingredients like mineral oil, sodium laurel hydrate, vegetable oil, parabens, dyes, sulfates, liquid soap or any other bad junk.
Unfortunately, many popular companies use solvents to extract their oils (like hexane), and traces of those solvents can remain in the product. I do add a trace amount of Organic Coconut oil, which has a multitude of benefits. I am using a COLD PRESSED fractionated coconut oil, meaning no harmful ingredients, chemicals or heat are used in the process, there for they are not in the oil, so you get only all of the wonderful qualities and benefits. It contains about 70% lipids, and is ultra-refined without chemicals. A superior emollient that is beneficial for all skin types and can moisturize with no oily sheen. I use a minimal amount of this odorless very light weight oil to assist the essential oils disbursement and retention on the person or animal it has been applied to. It will leave the skin moisturized and soft without feeling greasy.
You will love the powerful Industrial Strength of this long lasting all natural organic fly repellent.
How do I know what horse owners want? I am a horse owner! Both myself, my child and our horse have sensitive skin. I researched each individual oil to provide relief from flys in even the most discriminating and sensitive skinned people and animals. I don’t use Tea Tree oil as Tea Tree oil should be used minimally or avoided by dogs, and I wanted a product I could use on my dog as well. I don’t use filler oils as those types of oils turn rancid, sometimes even becoming solid, depending on the temperature. I don’t use floral oils that attract bees and wasps. Additionally, because these nonsense filler oils are not used, your horses coat will not get greasy.
- My product is shelf stable, with no expiration date.
- Store in a cool, dark place, out of direct sunlight, to minimize any potential evaporation.
- Environmentally safe.
- Shake well and often.
- For external use only.
Should an allergic reaction occur, wash skin thoroughly and apply olive or vegetable oil. Seek medical attention if reaction persists.
Head and Hoof products are made fresh daily by me, as needed, in small batches through out the year, in larger quantities during fly and show season to guarantee their integrity and freshness. All oils are Therapeutic
grade, which means they are pure, unadulterated, chemical free, organic, premium ingredients, made to go on even sensitive human skin.
No essential tree nut oils are used, so people allergic to nuts can use this product. Many people wonder if coconut, nutmeg, water chestnuts and shea nuts are nuts. The coconut is in the palm family, and while it is possible to be allergic to coconut…it doesn’t cross react with tree nuts. Check for allergy before use
Both you, your child, your dog and your horse are getting the absolute highest, purist quality in every bottle and I guarantee you will always get the best of the best.
I personally make each and every bottle, and guarantee no lower quality ingredients will ever be used or substituted.
With us, you get what you pay for, which includes peace of mind, which is priceless!
I’ve had great success creating other medicinal products. Look for them coming soon!
~~INFO ON PYRETHRINS~~
Pyrethrins are initially sourced from a plant, however, that does not necessarily make them safe. Just as not all plants are safely edible to humans, not all plant based products are safe for us to inhale or accidentally ingest. Although they are safer to humans then other fly repellant chemicals, they are not without toxic side effects. To enhance the pyrethine most fly repellants contain a larger quantity of the synergist Piperonyl butoxide. Piperonyl butoxide targets the liver, The EPA classifies piperonyl butoxide as a group C carcinogen, a possible human carcinogen (EPA). This compound directly affects the nervous system and knocks down the insect but it does not necessarily kill it. After detoxification, the insect recovers and can fly away. So as to make the dose of insecticide more lethal, organophosphates, carbamates, or synergists are added to pyrethrin. . Some common effects found in animals due to exposure to this insecticide are numbness of tongue and lips, diarrhea, paralysis, respiratory failure, convulsions, incoordination, tremors and death. Owing to such toxic influence, the EPA has classified pyrethrin-I as RUP (Restricted Use Pesticide) and hence these can be bought only by a certified applicator. Pyrethroids are manufactured chemicals which are similar to pyrethrins but are more toxic to insects & mammals.
The EPA classifies pyrethrin-I as a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP). Restricted Use Pesticides may be purchased and used only by certified applicators.
- The natural pyrethrins are contact poisons which quickly penetrate the nerve system of the insect.
- Pyrethrin is classified as a neurotoxin.
- Pyrethrins are considered relatively nontoxic to mammals, including humans. However, pyrethrin I is deemed a "Restricted Use Pesticide" by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and its availability and use is limited to certified applicators.
- Pyrethrin is the active constituent of the flowers of the pyrethrum plant, better known as chrysanthemum.
If an overdose of pyrethrin is given, the toxins can interfere with the nervous system of a pet. Small dogs can be affected more easily than large dogs. Pyrethrins should not be used on cats.
Signs of an overdose in dogs are drooling, tremors, decreased appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, disorientation, hyperactivity, difficulty breathing, and seizures, with death being possible. A pyrethrin overdose in cats may present itself as ear flicking, skin twitching, or paw shaking.
Synthetic pyrethroid compounds vary in their toxicity as do the natural pyrethrins. Pyrethrum carries the signal word CAUTION. Inhaling high levels of pyrethrum may bring about asthmatic breathing, sneezing, nasal stuffiness, headache, nausea, incoordination, tremors, convulsions, facial flushing and swelling, and burning and itching sensations. The most severe poisonings have been reported in infants, who are not able to efficiently break down pyrethrum. The lowest lethal oral dose of pyrethrum is 750 mg/kg for children and 1,000 mg/kg for adults. Oral LD50 values of pyrethrins in rats range from 200 mg/kg to greater than 2,600 mg/kg. Some of this variability is due to the variety of constituents in the formulation. Mice have a pyrethrum oral LD50 of 370 mg/kg. Animals exposed to toxic amounts may experience tongue and lip numbness, nausea, and diarrhea. Symptoms may also include incoordination, tremors, convulsions, paralysis, respiratory failure, and death.
Pyrethroids can cause two quite different responses at near lethal doses in rats; aggressive sparring and a sensitivity to external stimuli progressing to tremors is the one response and pawing and burrowing behavior, and salivation leading to chronic seizures is the other. Human response to these two different types of pyrethroids has not yet been evaluated.
On broken skin, pyrethrum produces irritation and sensitization, which is further aggravated by sun exposure.
Absorption of pyrethrum through the stomach and intestines and through the skin is slow. However, humans can absorb pyrethrum more quickly through the lungs during respiration. Response appears to depend on the pyrethrum compound used.
Many of the natural and synthetic compounds can produce skin irritation, itching, pricking sensations and local burning sensations. These symptoms may last for about two days.
A group of rats fed very high levels of pyrethrins daily for three weeks before first mating had litters with weanling weights much lower than normal.
Teratogenic Effects: More information is needed.
At high doses, pyrethrum can be damaging to the central nervous system and the immune system. When the immune system is attacked by pyrethrum, allergies can be worsened.
Animals fed large doses of pyrethrins may experience liver damage. Inhalation of high doses of pyrethrum for 30 minutes each day for 31 days caused slight lung irritation in rats and dogs,
Pyrethrin is extremely toxic to aquatic life, such as bluegill and lake trout while it is slightly toxic to bird species, such as mallards. Toxicity increases with higher water temperatures and acidity.
Pyrethrins are inactivated and decomposed by exposure to light and air. Pyrethrins are also rapidly decomposed by mild acids and alkalis. Stored pyrethrin powders lose about 20% of their potency in one year.
As the pyrethrins are purified, their stability decreases; thus, pure pyrethrin-I and pyrethrin-II are the least stable of the pyrethrins. Purified pyrethrins are very expensive and are only available for laboratory uses.
~~INFO ABOUT ORGANOPHOSPHATES~~
In 2007, The American Association of Poison Control Centers’ received 96,307 calls related to pesticide exposures, many of which involved organophosphates. Throughout the world, pesticide poisonings are among the most common poisonings. Organophosphates are chemicals used in domestic and industrial settings, most commonly as insecticides. Historically, organophosphates have been used in toxic nerve agents by the military in war, or for terrorist activities. Organophosphates can be ingested or inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. The severity and onset of symptoms is dependent on the degree of exposure.
Organophosphate poisoning affects the whole body:
- Heart – It can cause a slow heart rate , and low blood pressure.
- Respiratory system – It can cause a runny nose, can cause spasms in our airways (making it difficult to breath) and also excessive secretions in them, also making it difficult to breath. This all leads to coughing and difficulty breathing.
- Intestines – Secretions all over our gastrointestinal system (from the mouth to the intestines) can occur. Nausea and vomiting are common, as well as abdominal pain, diarrhea and incontinence.
- Urine – Incontinence can happen (inability to urinate).
- Eyes – Organophosphate poisoning can lead to blurred vision and to constricted pupils.
- Increased sweating.
These are the main effects, but they can be accompanied by brain problems, such as seizures and confusion, and also muscle cramping and weakness, along with other symptoms.
Besides helping the poisoned person stay alive (by keeping their airways open, etc.) an antidote is also used. That antidote is usually atropine. What it does is compete with acetylcholine for the spot in the neuromuscular junction, attaching to the muscle before acetylcholine does, so that the effects of acetylcholine subside.
Usually treating the condition on time should help, although death can happen as well (in as much as 25% of cases).
Similar to the chemical warfare agents produced during World War II, organophosphates (OPs) are some of the most common, and most toxic insecticides used today, adversely affecting the human nervous system even at low levels of exposure.
Among the most acutely toxic pesticides, most organophosphates are classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as highly or moderately toxic. They interfere with the nervous system, thus the nervous system becomes severely overstimulated, resulting in immediate neurological dysfunction.
Symptoms of acute exposure include nausea, headaches, twitching, trembling, excessive salivation and tearing, inability to breathe because of paralysis of the diaphragm, convulsions, and at higher doses, death.
Longer term, lower dose exposure to organophosphate pesticides is linked to a number of health problems:
- Developmental Effects: Organophosphates interfere with healthy neurodevelopment, leading to behavioral problems and lower cognitive function. Children exposed to OPs are more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, a recent study shows.
- Reproductive Effects: As endocrine disrupters, organophosphates have a significant impact on the human reproductive system. The presence of OP metabolites in the body is associated with reduced levels of testosterone and other sex hormones. Exposure to OPs may have an adverse effect on male fertility.
- Cancer: Although most OPs are not considered carcinogenic, the CDC reports that several studies link organophosphate exposure to leukemia and lymphoma. The U.S. EPA also classifies the OP diclorvos as a "probable human carcinogen."
- Parkinson's Disease: Since OPs affect the brain, it's not surprising that they have been linked to neurological disorders. Living near applications of diazinon, chlorpyrifos, dimethoate has been found to increase the risk of Parkinson's Disease.
- Prenatal and Childhood Exposure to Pesticides and Neurobehavioral Development: Review of Epidemiological Studies
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate Pesticides
Since the advent of chemical warfare during World War II, organophosphorous compounds have become widely available as pest-control agents. Because of their relatively low cost and ability to be applied on a wide range of target insects and crops, OPs have become the most widely used class of insecticides in the United States. Organophosphates are also among the most common active ingredients in pesticides poisonings.
~~INFO ABOUT DEET~~
DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), is a derivative of the solvent toluene, and is an insecticide which is found in over 400 repellents.
DEET can peel paint and melt plastic. It’s a great solvent, happily and gleefully eating polystyrene foam (like your helmet), stripping paint, and generally doing all the other things you can do with toluene. It will also take the bugs off your windshield. It will ruin your sunglasses INSTANTLY and irreparably on contact, and can not be inhaled. It is very highly toxic. It should also not be used if you are taking any medication at all.
Up to 56 percent of DEET applied to the skin enters the bloodstream, and reactions to it include but are not limited to skin rashes, lethargy, muscle spasms, nausea, destroys your corneas, confusion, slurred speech and irritability to seizures and even death. Most poison reactions to DEET probably go undetected but can cause long term toxicity problems. Nearly 5,000 DEET-related cases are reported each year to the National Centers for Poison Control.” A 2003 Duke University study found the most serious concerns about DEET are its effects on the central nervous system. DEET has far greater toxicity when combined with ethyl and isopropyl alcohols and Freon which are components of some DEET repellents. In 1998, the US EPA made it illegal for any product containing DEET to make any child safety claims. Products with DEET are required to carry instructions that they should not be used at all for children under 6 months. Additional required warnings state that for children 6 months to 2 years, only concentrations of less than 10% DEET should be used, and only once a day. For children from 2 -12 years old, only concentrations under 10% should be used, and repellents should not be applied more than 3 times a day.
For adults, Health Canada has now banned products with DEET concentrations over 30%, citing health risks and evidence that increasing the percentage does not do much more to repel insects. Health Canada has also banned two in one products which combine sunscreen and DEET, saying they create the potential for people to be exposed to too much DEET. The ban took effect in December 2004.
I'm a ferrier, I have been shoeing horses for 25 years. This is the 1st Fly Spray that I have ever used that worked 100%. I did not have to re-apply at all during the hour I was working on the horse. I have used this fly and have never been dissapointed. It works better than any other spray on the market. -Marya S.
Tipping your animals ears, or placing oils on your hands and holding your pets paw is a fantastic way to calm a stressed or frightened pet. Tranquil Essential Oil calms our horse down so much he almost fell asleep while being shoed!
In the end, the only person responsible for what we put in and on our body is our self. We can slowly poison our body, or we can take charge, and pursue an alternative way to get the job done faster and better with therapeutic grade essential oils.