7 Natural Cat Repellents: How to make an effective repellent?

Natural Cat Repellents

There are various tips to easily make a natural cat repellant yourself in your home, and keep cats away from your privileged spaces. Indeed, as adorable as they can be on a daily basis, cats are real mischievous little ones who can cause serious damage to the house.

Whether you are a Sunday DIYer or not, by simply selecting the right ingredients, you will succeed in making a very effective natural cat repellant. So discover below no less than 7 natural cat repellents that you can use, as well as the techniques to concoct them yourself and protect yourself from the damage that your little furball could cause.

The 7 most effective natural products to repel cats

Made with natural ingredients, they are absolutely safe and very effective in keeping even the most stubborn cats away from a desired place, as an alternative to these cat repellents you can of course opt for a cat repellant ready-to-use.


based scentWith a fairly sharp sense of smell, cats can smell scents from afar and know which to flee. These felines hate aromatic plants like rosemary, lemon thyme, or lavender, making them excellent cat repellents. Grow it around your garden to keep it away from tomcats.

Indoors, spray in areas to preserve, a lukewarm solution of dried rosemary, cinnamon and lavender leaves boiled in hot water.

Essential oil repellant Essential

oils of citrus fruits such as lemon, lemongrass, tangerine or orange are also useful for repelling cats, but they should be moderate so as not to dangerously poison the animal.


Dilute approximately 5 drops of lemon zest essential oil and 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in 500 ml of water. Then, soak a piece of cotton with the solution and place it in the desired places. Do not spray in the house or on plants if by chance the cat ate them.

Lemon and other citrus based

repellants Lemon peel and other citrus fruits are highly feared by cats. You can use it without moderation because unlike essential oils, it is safe for animals.

Boil lemon or orange zest in about 1 liter of water and let stand. Sieve the solution before pouring it into a spray bottle, then spray the product in specific areas of the house to be kept out of the reach of cats.

White vinegar-based repellent

Often used for multiple household tasks, vinegar can also act as a cat repellent. Its very strong smell is feared by cats. It is generally used indoors to fight against cat pee.

It is exactly the remedy par excellence for pissing cats. Dilute the vinegar with water and spray as you wish on furniture and other places that could be soiled and say goodbye to pees!

Garlic and Onion Repellent

If the strong odor of onion essences is belittled by humans, so are cats. It is also advisable to use this trick only outdoors on the balcony, terrace, or garden.

The technique is quite simple: take a fresh onion, cut it in half and rub it on the surfaces you want to protect. Note that this trick works just as well with onions as it does with garlic cloves.

Mustard and black pepper repellent

The pungent smell of black pepper and the strong smell of mustard is a special mixture to scare away cats. It can be used indoors as well as outdoors to protect your favorite spaces.

Dilute a spoonful of mustard in water and bring everything to the boil. After leaving to stand for a few minutes, add 5 tablespoons of crushed black pepper and spray the lukewarm solution in your spaces to be protected.


groundsIf it is so appreciated by a good number of cat owners, it is because in addition to being a natural fertilizer, it also serves as an anti cat repellent. It can be used outdoors in gardens or indoors in decorative flower pots.

Every day, empty the bottom of your coffee maker into a container and pour the coffee grounds into your flower pots, around your flower beds or directly at the feet of plants that you want to preserve. Please renew the coffee grounds regularly before mold forms.

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