Citronella?

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suzi23173
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Citronella?

Post by suzi23173 » 01 Mar 2013, 20:59

Hi, can anyone tell me where they buy their citronella as I can only find the stuff used in spray collars. Tess has lost her two bottom canines so we are in for a chewy time!
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Re: Citronella?

Post by Bid » 01 Mar 2013, 21:15

I ran out this week! Having spent hours trawling round all the chemists in the area and finding they only sold teeny bottles, I finally got some here ... http://www.enaissance.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh0 ... a-468.html
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Re: Citronella?

Post by Henry Doodle » 01 Mar 2013, 21:21

Have you tried ebay ? x

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Re: Citronella?

Post by suzi23173 » 01 Mar 2013, 21:36

Thank you! :D
Ahh! I hadn't realised you bought the aromatherapy pure type stuff. I had tried Ebay but I was looking for a big doggy get off spray bottle type thing. :oops:
Do you mix it with anything- those little bottles can't go far? :?:
Sorry to be dim! :roll:
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Re: Citronella?

Post by Bid » 01 Mar 2013, 21:39

That's why I was searching! I wanted a bigger bottle, and the website has a range of sizes.

I don't dilute it - but my dogs hate it and one sniff is enough. I am not sure if it should be diluted if dogs lick it.
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Re: Citronella?

Post by PooDoos » 01 Mar 2013, 21:43

Go to Boots the Chemist. 8)
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Re: Citronella?

Post by suzi23173 » 01 Mar 2013, 21:49

Thank you! :P
The tooth fairy has brought Tess a huge new bag of chewy things-
Now I need to ask her for some citronella for my sake! :lol:
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Re: Citronella?

Post by Maggie111 » 01 Mar 2013, 21:59

Not recommended for licking dogs of course... but if you ever want to dilute something aromatherapy related - the fragance stick things etc - vodka works because it doesn't evaporate easily.
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Re: Citronella?

Post by Doodle Dee » 01 Mar 2013, 22:01

we got citronella in a chemist - not boots though
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Re: Citronella?

Post by Bid » 01 Mar 2013, 22:32

All the chemists down here just sell the little aromatherapy bottles :( . Boots used to do bigger ones, but no longer stock them - or so they told me whilst tapping mysteriously on the computer!
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Re: Citronella?

Post by suzi23173 » 01 Mar 2013, 23:29

Found it on eBay up to a litre but not as good on price as yours Bid. Although the postage might take it higher as it was free on eBay.

Maggie11- doodle on vodka- now there a recipe for chaos! :D
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Re: Citronella?

Post by Salsis » 02 Mar 2013, 08:16

As an aromatherapist my thoughts are; buy a good quality oil and dilute with either vodka or a hydrolat in a small spray bottle just remember to give it a shake before use. The worry with using it neat too often is that it will eventually damage/discolour household items plus essential oils are highly volatile and you dont want items to become flamable. :lol:
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Re: Citronella?

Post by ClareV » 02 Mar 2013, 10:03

Citronella is used on horses to keep the flies off in the summer, so a saddlers should stock it in large spray bottles. There is also something called crib box which stops horses from eating wood. You might need to check it is OK for use near dogs though. Oil of cloves is another thing, (our vet recommended) though difficult to apply. Makes the house stink too!

Having said this I used all three on our house but the kitchen still got rather chewed. He did stop when I became more persistent with the various sprays. Not till he was about 11 months old though...

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Re: Citronella?

Post by hsam23 » 02 Mar 2013, 12:21

Hi, I am a bit confused, Digby is chewing everything at the moment and I would like to use Citronella but do I dilute it with water or do I just spray it on to furniture?
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Re: Citronella?

Post by Doodle Dee » 02 Mar 2013, 12:55

My husban got a small pain brush and painted it on!!
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