Peppermint Summer Protection: Protective Aromatic Deodorant Barrier Against Hot Weather Irritants and Pests. I use it every time I ride!
“Peppermint summer protection ROCKS”
- Camie Cambridge Iowa
“My horses dont dance away when I spray them with your products”
- Brenda Minnesota
“I love Peppermint Summer Protection…thank you for making theses products”
- Linda San Antonio Texas
“Best smelling spray in our test (2007)… pleasant to use… works very well for several hours”
- Horse Journal 2007 and 2008 trials
“ Hope you, yours and Equi-Spa are doing well! We are still up here in Wisconsin suffering (though due to a cooler summer not as much) from the flying nasties that the northwoods brings Your products are the only thing that keeps the biting flies off the horses (and us)! In our little neighborhoon, we all keep a bottle on the patio for the human victims! “
Peppermint Summer Protection contains many essential oils that insects find unattractive, yet are very attractive to the horse and rider. It contains catnip oil which Iowa state University has studied and determined to be 10 time more effective against mosquitoes than DEET. It does not contain potentially harmful oils, such as penny royal, as some other natural products. It is a safe effective barrier against flying insects that bite and sting. Spray on all over brushing into the coat for maximum protection. After all the flies dont bite the hair,,,they bite at the skin level. No need to wash it off your own hands, in fact I use it on my self as well. I even use it on lactating mares!
People have found some interesting uses for this product. One woman in sprays it in the barn during the winter to prevent one of her donkeys from having heaves. Most customers tell me that their horses love the product and dont “dance” away from it. I have found that especially sensitive horses respond well to all my products.
When you think about the harsh chemicals that you are spraying on your horse…consider this…you are inhaling them too. Not Good. Most commercial sprays state that you should wash your hands after using. Why would you want to put something on your horse that you have to wash off your hands?
Peppermint summer Protection comes in a 32 ounce spray bottle for $22.00. Below is an article that outlines aromatherapy and the benefits of peppermint.
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Peppermint: The Essential OilPeppermint is used by the food industry as a flavoring and by the cosmetic industry as a fragrance. Since these industries are looking for only the flavor or the fragrance, they usually use food- grade or commercial-grade essential oils.Peppermint as a therapeutic-grade essential oil has many properties, including analgesic (relieves pain), anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation), antimicrobial (destroys or resists pathogenic micro- organisms), antiseptic (limits or stops the growth of microscopic germs), antispasmodic (alleviates muscle tension and eases cramps), antiviral (kills or inhibits the growth of viruses), astringent (causes contraction of organic tissues), expectorant (expels mucus from the respiratory tract), vasoconstrictor (induces or initiates constriction of blood vessels), febrifuge (reduces fever) and cephalic (stimulates brain activity).
The Science of Peppermint Summer Protection RepellentPeppermint Summer Protection utilizes the insect repellent properties of cineol. It is not the smell of peppermint that insects find unattractive, it is the effect of cineol. What’s great about pepperment is that even though insects find it unattractive, horses are very interested in its aroma. Peppermint is a pleasant experience for horses when used in grooming or massage.Peppermint Summer Protection Repellent is the synergy created by the proprietery blend of essential oils. Included in its ingredient list is catnip which provides optimum protection during the summer months against disease-carrying insects. According the American Chemical Society, “Catnip repels mosquitoes more effectively than DEET.” Why? It’s the nepetalactone in the essential oil of catnip that provides up to ten times more protection than DEET. (An Iowa State University research group reported this finding at the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society.)
. It’s made from natural, pesticide-free, plant-based components that are safe for horses of all ages including lactating mares.
32 oz Spray Bottle
Gallon size available $80.00