This is a mixture of high quality therapeutic grade 100% pure essential oils: Citronella, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Geranium (especially known to deter ticks*), Lavender, Lemon Grass, Peppermint and Tea Tree essential oils, and Polysorbate 20 derived from coconut oil (which keeps the oils dispersed in water for easy spray application.)
How to use: Mix in a spray bottle. Add 2 - 2.5 ml (1/2 tsp.) of mixture for every 100 ml of water or apple cider vinegar. Shake well. Spray on the animal or human you wish to keep flies and insects from biting.*
For external use only. Do not use undiluted. Do not use on cats.
One 4 oz bottle will make 1 1/2 gallons of insect deterrent spray.
We have been super happy with the results of the Shoo-Fly Mix. I love that I can spray it anywhere and feel good about what I’m spraying. The results have been less stomping and when loving upon the goats, they smell delightful. I occasionally even spritz myself to keep the flies at bay while milking. I would highly recommend this product, this is my second purchase of it and I have recommended it to many a goat friend. Thanks for making those Flies Shoo !
Reviewed by: Annette D from Woodstock, IL on 7/18/2022
Add chickens to your list...
I decided to mix the shoo fly up as instructions but than I added 2 drops of shampoo and sprayed my chickens behinds with it cause I am having an issue with mites and lice because of the warm humid weather. I keep my coop clean all the time but this year has been so challenging to say the least. I contacted Molly to see if it was safe for that kind of use. So I sprayed the worst one of my flock just to see before doing the whole bunch. sprayed her on a sunday night, checked her monday nite and NOT ONE mite was visible, the lice well thats a waiting game to see if the egg sacks drop off, but so far I am so so happy no more mites, all natural so no worries and the hens seem to like the stuff too. I spray it in my milking barn for flies and my goats actually stand there and enjoy the mist. I am happy so is everyone in the barn and coop! If you are hesitant dont be its great stuff!
Reviewed by: Janet Auckland from WA on 6/15/2022
My horse and goats love this stuff
I mixed the shoo fly up today and sprayed it on my goats and horse. So many times they run away when I try to spray them with fly repellent but his time they just stood there like they really enjoyed it. Very impressed with your product.
Reviewed by: Georganna Simpson from VA on 8/6/2019
Shoo Fly solution
I've been using Shoo Fly for at last 4 or 5 years now. We have horses, donkeys, and goats primarily, but also other farm animals that don't require fly spray. I did an experiment this year - used Bronco on the legs of the horses and donkeys, and Shoo Fly on the main body of the equine. We live in Florida - where it is hot, muggy, and lots of biting flies. We have several solar fly traps around the property, and we also use Fly Eliminators to control the fly population. Since we must apply fly spray every single day on the equine, I wanted to see how the killer held up against the herbal. We have always hated apply the strong fly killer on a daily basis and wanted to see how the goat's Shoo Fly worked out. Several days in a row, I went out later in the afternoon and did a fly check. There were just as many flies on the legs of the equine as there were on the torso. Even Bronco wears off after a bit when the horses are hot. In previous years, the equine would build up a film from the daily application of the Bronco - their coats would become kind of sticky and gross. This new approach is really quite a good compromise. The biting flies on the legs are kept to a minimum with the Bronco, and the Shoo Fly deterrent on the torso works really great. Their coats are smooth and shiny - no messy build-up. As for the goats, they have always been sprayed with the Shoo Fly each and every morning - it is a real life saver for them. I wanted to send you a picture showing how I mix up 6 or 7 gallons of the Shoo Fly at a time, using cleaned out laundry detergent containers. These containers make it super easy to
dispense the mixture into my various sprayer bottles. Thanks for such a wonderful product. I'm sending the photo separately just in case it gets hung up in the server.
Reviewed by: Rebecca Winthrop from FL on 6/16/2016
shoo fly and bees/ don't use apple cider vinegar
I just wanted to give you a heads up. I got some of the shoo fly and mixed it with apple cider vinegar and the first time I used it I noticed bees were attracted to the goats. I have found a couple bee stings since using it. I used it today on 2 goats out of 4, and those two had about 2 or 3 bees each hovering and landing on them. After inquiring and a little research, turns out bees are really attracted to apple cider vinegar. In my neighborhood we have had a mule killed and a police dog killed not far from my house from killer bees in a one month time period. If you have bees in your area, I wouldn't mix with apple cider vinegar! You may want to use white wine if that is OK, or just water. Bee Careful!!
These are actual unsolicited testimonials and letters received by Molly regarding her formulas. They are provided for your educational information only and are not intended as treatments or claims of any cure.
bought the shoo-fly spray early this past summer when the flies were
especially bad. We also ordered the fly predators that you recommended
and used both until the fly predators did their job. Now we don't need
the shoo-fly spray in the barn, but we spray it on ourselves to repel
mosquitoes and ticks. It works better than any of the other herbal
insect repellents we have tried, and we're not about to put synthetic
chemical repellents on ourselves to try comparing it to them. I haven't
had a tick bite all summer since we first tried it. Thank you!
-Ana, Sep 15, 2009
the last month I have used your Shoo-fly Insect Spray Mix concoction on
my horse. When I feed him morning and night I spray him with the
diluted mixture and I am truly amazed that he stands there eating his
meals in peace-without swishing his tail or stomping his feet or
swinging his head over his back to get the flies-including horse
flies-off him. I'm sold.... Thanks for all your wonderful products. All I
really wanted to tell you was how much I am impressed with your
SHOO-FLY remedy. Thanks so much.
really love the Shoo-fly Insect Spray Mix....I mix it with apple cider
vinegar rather then water and the flies may land but they don't
bite....My horse especially benefits from your product....it works
better then any chemical fly spray I have tried!!