Fly Sprays: Canned Cancer vs Essential Oils

Fly Sprays: Canned Cancer vs Essential Oils

For all of us equestrians out there, fly spray is a summer staple in your grooming kit. Every year as the temperatures rise, we shell out the dollars hoping those pesky flies, and more villainous horse flies, will give us enough peace to enjoy our rides.

I stumbled upon this link from EventingNation’s blog, and was surprised to see some of the information linking fly spray chemicals to cancer. Maybe I shouldn’t have been, as it seems most chemicals these days are at least slightly carcinogenic. But as my husband and I both have close family members with cancer histories, this article has made me think twice about the brand I use.

Passing along to other equestrians, as it is a well-written article and might make you think twice, too! If you have any good experiences with ‘essential oil’ based fly sprays, or other bug-repellent techniques (such as supplements), please share below!

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