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Essential Oil Cat Repellent


  • 20 drops citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, lime, mint, peppermint, or orange essential oil
  • Water


  • Add 20 drops in total of any of the essential oils listed above to a spray bottle.Top up the spray bottle with water.Shake well to mix.Combine the oil and water, and then apply the cat repellent to areas where you don't want cats to congregate. In particular, it is effective for keeping cats away from house plants. The mixture should be sprayed liberally at all relevant locations.


Due to cats' heightened sensitivity to scents, essential oils with strong odors, such as citrus and lavender, can deter them. Lemon, citronella, wild orange, lavender, lime, peppermint, and eucalyptus all work well. You should use a glass bottle for the spray since plastic bottles degrade essential oils more quickly.