Recently, I had been contacted through Facebook by a person representing Absorbine to try a couple of new Equine products. Honestly, I had forgotten about it until, of course they showed up in the post. One is a natural fly spray and the other a topical liniment and antiseptic which I believe can be either wiped on or sprayed on. This is the beauty of blogging and attaching your blog to Facebook. I love when this happens because it gives me an opportunity to try something new and share it with others and the timing was perfect.
Now, I have not tried the liniment, thankfully, I have no reason to at this time, however, I have been using the natural fly spray, UltraShield Green by Absorbine. It has a blend of essential oils including geraniol from geraniums, citronella, lemongrass, thyme, rosemary, cedar and clove. I like it. It is eco-friendly and it also can be used on dogs as well. It is a natural fly spray, so it doesn't last as long as the ones that are not natural, but it did give the girls eight hours of relative relief from biting insects and at the height of our hot and humid weather. I was shocked at just how how well it worked. The other thing I like about a more natural fly spray is that it did not limit me as to how much and where I put it. I was fairly generous and as I sprayed legs, the flies just dropped off to the ground. The smell is good too, not bad. And the girls did not seem to mind it, but my girls are pretty used to getting sprayed and wiped so it wouldn't matter to them what it smelled like, but it was nice for me because I did not come back in the house needing a shower to clean off the reek of normal fly sprays. Would I consider purchasing this product? YES, but to alternate it with my usual Pyranha spray. The price on line is about the same as any other fly spray. In the $15 range. I can find it easily on-line. Here is the link to the Absorbine blog http://absorbine.blogspot.com/ , if anyone is interested.