Tired of your pets scratching up your furniture and don't know what to do? This dog and cat repellent spray using essential oils should do the trick!
If you are already a regular user of essential oils and you have a pet or two, you have probably considered using the oils for them. You may be wondering if you can use oils the same way for them as you do for yourself or your family and for the most part, the answer is yes.
There are a few little things to do differently, like heavily diluting the oils and avoiding the use melaleuca oil (otherwise known as tea tree oil) when it comes to cats. Otherwise, just use them the same way you would for your child or yourself.
I shared a post recently about using essential oils with pets (that includes a flea repellent spray). Read that article too! But this dog and pet repellent spray will be a good place to start using oils with your pets.
Just as with humans, it's important to use quality essential oil brands with your pets. You don't want the added risk of reactions to additives and toxins in impure oils. And always keep an eye out the first time you try a new oil to be sure of no unexpected reactions.
This dog and cat repellent spray is meant to be used to deter your pet from scratching up furniture or any specific area in your house they make a habit of tearing it up. Just spray as needed on the area, a couple times a day at first, and you should see results fast with most animals.
Dog and Cat Repellent Spray Tutorial
- 4 ounce stainless steel or glass spray bottle
- 12 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 8 drops lemon essential oil, or another favorite citrus oil such as orange or lime
- Distilled water
- Remove the spray top and trim the tube if it's too long. I find that they're often really long and hard to work with.
- Place your essential oil drops in the spray bottle first, being careful to count out the drops slowly. Both of these oils are thin in consistency and will easily run away from you, causing you to overfill if not careful.
- Then, top off the bottle with the water. Replace the spray top and screw on cap tightly. Then, shake up well and you are all set to use.
- Spray on furniture or areas your pet tends to scratch at or try to tear. You can also place some of the dog and cat deterrent on a cotton ball and place right beside the area if you don’t want to spray the item itself. Sometimes this step will be enough to deter them.
- As the scent wears off, just spray again as needed. After a few days of being consistent with it, you will likely not need to do it as much.
- If it is not working, you can also add a couple more drops of each essential oil to the mixture to strengthen it.