Tired of being frustrated with cats messing around your garden or home? Make a friendly but efficient natural cat repellent in just a few minutes! This natural cat repellent is made with a few simple, affordable ingredients and won’t hurt the environment!
Homemade Cat Repellent
Even if you’re a big cat lover as myself, sometimes your beloved pets can be a huge pain, especially when messing around the garden, ruining all your plants and hard work. Deter cats safely with a natural cat repellent that is safe and harmless for your cat, your family, home or the environment.
Or maybe you need to keep your cat away from dangerous areas; it’s in their nature to explore but…curiosity killed the cat! Stop them from using your garden as their own personal litter box with this simple, non toxic homemade cat repellent. With this easy and natural cat repellent, you can safely set boundaries even the most stubborn cat will eventually learn to respect!
All cats are different and will react to a repellent differently. That’s why I wanted to try a mild approach for my cat repellent and I used only natural ingredients that I know cats normally hate, like citrus peel. In addition, I used a citrus scented dish soap and lemon juice to make the scent more powerful in my diy cat repellent. I put my cat repellent in a spray bottle and lightly sprayed around the areas I wanted to protect from my cats (do not use directly on cats!).
So far my cats seem to be pretty responsive to this simple cat repellent (or they’re just done exploring lol) but I’ll be continuing to use my DIY cat repellent for a while until I’m 100% certain they’ve learned that those areas are off limits. In spite of the common beliefs, cats can in fact be trained. That is if they let you train them lol
If you’re using this cat repellent spray indoors, make sure you don’t use it directly on furniture as lemon juice may cause discoloration. Test on an inconspicuous area first to ensure that the ingredients won’t damage the material.
Natural Cat Repellent
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups orange peel, white pith removed
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 2 squirts lemon scented dish soap
You will also need:
- Add water to a medium pan and bring to a boil.
- Squeeze the orange juice (you might as well enjoy a healthy glass of refreshing orange juice while the water is boiling).
- Using a sharp knife, remove as much of the white pith as possible.
- Chop orange peel in small pieces.
- Throw the chopped peel in a medium pot and pour the boiling water over.
- Keep the pot on a low heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes.
- Cool the mixture and strain through a sieve.
- Pour orange “soup” in a spray bottle.
- Add lemon juice.
- Add dish soap.
- Shake well until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
- Apply to home (test on an inconspicuous area first to ensure that the ingredients won’t damage the material) and garden but not directly on cats!