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Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 20:59
by suzi23173
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!
Thanks. xxx

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 21:15
by Bid
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

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 21:21
by Henry Doodle
Have you tried ebay ? x

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Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 21:36
by suzi23173
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:
xxxxxx

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 21:39
by Bid
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.

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 21:43
by PooDoos
Go to Boots the Chemist. 8)

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 21:49
by suzi23173
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:

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 21:59
by Maggie111
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.

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 22:01
by Doodle Dee
we got citronella in a chemist - not boots though

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 22:32
by Bid
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!

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 01 Mar 2013, 23:29
by suzi23173
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

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 02 Mar 2013, 08:16
by Salsis
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:
Naturally thinking is a good supplier.

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 02 Mar 2013, 10:03
by ClareV
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...

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 02 Mar 2013, 12:21
by hsam23
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?

Re: Citronella?

Posted: 02 Mar 2013, 12:55
by Doodle Dee
My husban got a small pain brush and painted it on!!