Home made fly spray 

I’m kinda funny with store bought fly sprays, they’re pricey and many of them have nasty chemicals in and as we run a pretty natural holistic yard I don’t like to mess with chemicals.

It’s taken me a while to get this recipe, it is all natural and it WORKS! 

 
The main ingredient in this is Neem oil, which has been used in medicines all over the world for thousands of years. It has anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti paracitic properties. It is amazing at treating skin issues and wounds making it a no brainier in my book. 

You will need

  1. Citronella oil 
  2. Neem oil
  3. Cold pressed tea 
  4. Aloe Vera 
  5. Eucalyptus oil 

Method

Now Neem is a fickle thing, I like to blend it into hot tea and then leave to cool. When it’s cold Neem oil is a solid, so warming it up will help your recipe greatly. It can look a little funky but warming it up will help. 

I added 10 drops of citronella and eucalyptus oil to my bottle, then a big dollop of aloe Vera, this has no insect repellent qualities but it’s brilliant for the skin. 

Then add stewed tea and a table spoon of Neem oil.  (The tea blends with the Neem better if it’s warm) 

Give it all a really good shake and make sure everything’s mixed in well. You should be good to go! 

Let me know if you make your own and how you get on! 🙂 

Jess 

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