How to make cat repellent

It does not matter how much you love cats, there are some places where kittens love to go but we do not want them to go. Since they are expert climbers and jumpers, have no respect for the walls, and simply make fun of verbal commands, it is difficult for them to stop doing precisely what they want. However, there are some natural remedies that will not only keep cats safe, but discourage them from invading your space .

You will need to:
  • Well stocked cupboard
  • essential oils
  • Cotton balls
  • Spray or spray bottles
Steps to follow:


Sprinkle some dried mustard, paprika, ground coffee or dried rosemary to keep cats away from some outdoor places. Some cats do not like certain scents more than others, so if one does not work, try a different one, or a combination of several products.


Take a little cotton and use a dropper to dip it with cinnamon, citronella, lemon grass, lemon, lavender, orange and rosemary oil. Place the cotton balls in the corners of the cupboards or rooms that you want to keep the cat out, or place them at the base of the potted plants. Alternatively, you can rub oil with a paper towel on the floor, door frames and door sills.


Boil herbs like lavender, rosemary or pepper in boiling water for five minutes. Strain the infusion and put the liquid in a spray bottle. Do not use a bottle that previously contained detergent or toxic chemicals, buy an empty bottle at the pharmacy or garden center for it. Spray the baseboards, the floor of cabinets or rooms, furniture, countertops, or spray potted plants. It will not hurt a plant, but it will make cats not like to approach them. The smell is not very noticeable for humans, but it will be very strong for cats . Spray the areas every one or two weeks.


Plant some herbs around the edges or interspersed with other plants that have these odors that cats do not like. Border your garden with citronella, rue, lavender, rosemary and garlic chives. These are attractive plants that will act as a signal to "keep away" any feline that passes.


Find a place on your property to plant a small patch of catnip. This will attract the cats and claim it as their own.

  • When using homemade repellents be careful not to be using something harmful to cats. Suggestions that can be found in many sources, such as borax balls, could poison a cat, and even cause the death of the animal. If you are not sure about a plant, herb, or repellent ingredient, consult your veterinarian, or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.