All-natural Bug Spray that is formulated especially for your 4-legged canine best friend(s).
Much like my original bug spray, I made this spray because I was concerned about the effects of petroleum based products and the potential impact on myself, my family and my dogs. I developed this spray using essential oils that have been shown to have repellent effects against ticks, mosquitoes and biting flies.
I made this product with a base of Witch Hazel, and included EOs of Geranium, Citronella, Lavender, Cedarwood, Spearmint, and Ginger. Each oil used has been calculated to be within the safe topical application limits, as defined in "Essential Oil Safety, Second Edition" by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
You will find other all-natural bug repellents on the market, but many of them contain oils that are not recommended for use on children under age 10, and that are not safe for dogs, such as clove bud oil, peppermint, wintergreen, Tea tree, rosemary and others.
This is the bug spray that our family uses, including our 4 legged canine friends.
You can use this bug spray on people and dogs. Safe to use on human children over age 1, and fur babies over 6 months.
THIS PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN FORMULATED FOR USE ON CATS.
Do not use on puppies under 6 months of age.
Do not spray directly on dog's face or ears - for application near the head, shake vigorously, spray onto your hands and then rub into dog's fur.
No insect repellent will work against all insects 100% of the time. We recommend doing daily tick checks, and remove any attached ticks using a tick key or tweezers.
Legal and Safety Information:
This product is not registered with the EPA, as products using essential oils are considered by the EPA to be "generally recognized as safe".
From Consumer Reports:
How to Use Repellents Safely
All repellents can cause side effects, especially if you apply too much of it or too often. For example, they can all cause rashes and skin irritation. In addition, deet might cause disorientation, particularly in high concentrations, which is why we don't recommend repellents that are more than 30 percent deet.
So use all repellents with care. Here's how:
Apply just enough to cover exposed skin, and only for as long as needed.
Don’t use it on wounds, cuts, or broken or irritated skin.
Never put it on under your clothes.
For your face, spray it on your palms first, then rub it in, avoiding your eyes and mouth, and using sparingly around ears.
Adults should put it on children, since children often put their hands in their eyes and mouths.
Don’t use near food, and wash hands after application and before eating or drinking.
At the end of the day, wash treated skin with soap and water, and wash treated clothing in a separate wash before wearing again.
Wash repellent off your skin and launder treated clothes.