DIY CAT REPELLANT All you need is orange peels. Just orange peels and water! Place your orange peels in a pot & cover them with water. Just enough water to get it to a rolling boil, the peels roll with it. The boiling will release the oil in the orange peels which is the scent that the cats hate so much, drain the juice into a bowl. When it's cool enough, you can pour it into a bottle & you have an easy way to help keep your cats out of any unwanted spots or to use as a nice freshener. Keep Cat Out Of Gardens, Cat Repel, Louise S Country, February 2013, Barns Cat, Louis Country, Country Closets, Louise Country, Diy Cat
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Don’t throw away those orange peels! ~Simmer orange peels, cloves, and cinnamon sticks in pot of water on the stove to freshen the air naturally. For safety’s sake, keep an eye on it and don’t leave it boiling unattended on the stove. ~Scatter orange peels in your vegetable or flower gardens to deter cats from using them as a litter box. Cats hate the smell of citrus and will stay away.
BUG OFF! - Here’s what you’ll need: essential oils (citronella and lemongrass are musts, I also like lavender or you could use tea tree oil or geranium oil for tick protection), 14 oz. bottle of witch hazel (available in grocery stores & pharmacies usually close to the rubbing alcohol), a spray bottle (or two–one for home and one for the diaper bag/car), a jar for mixing, and a funnel.
Natural Pest Repellent Use orange and banana peels to keep the pests away. Cut up banana peels to bury 1 to 2 inches deep in the soil around plants that are prone to aphid infestations to repel and remove aphids from the area. Organic Authority recommends placing pieces of orange peel around affected plants or creating a tear in the orange peel and attaching it directly to the stem of the affected plant.
Soak orange peels in vinegar for two weeks in a sealed mason jar then pour the vinegar into a spray bottle. Use as a non-toxic and yummy smelling "green" cleaner. I love using vinegar to clean with but have always wondered how to make it smell better - can't wait to do this!
Lavender Vinegar Insect Repellent -I dislike the smell of vinegar but dislike the bug bites more. I will have to make this and see what it smells like.
GOOD TO KNOW...Repel mosquitoes with container plants - Here is a helpful list of container plants that repel mosquitoes naturally!
I love this cleaning solution! It works beautifully and it leaves a clean not overly scented smell in your home! I will keep doing this because it really works well! Poppy's Money Tree House: Vinegar Orange Peel Homemade Cleaning Solution ~ Effective and All Natural