How to stop cats from scratching furniture with a home remedy spray

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How to stop cats from scratching furniture with a home remedy spray
Prevent damage to your furniture with a homemade cat repellent. (cats image by vb_photo from

Many families with cats have the same issues with their beloved felines: the cat is ruining the furniture with its claws. It is difficult to train a cat to stop clawing the furniture, so an alternative to is concoct a homemade indoor cat repellent that can be sprayed onto the pieces without creating an unpleasant odour inside your home.

Things you need

  • Plastic spray bottle
  • 237 ml (1 cup) water
  • 10 drops lemon grass oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus oil

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  1. 1

    Fill a plastic spray bottle with 237 ml (1 cup) of water.

  2. 2

    Add 10 drops of lemon grass oil to the bottle.

  3. 3

    Add 10 drops of eucalyptus oil to the bottle. Both of these scents are unpleasant to cats and will keep them away from your furniture.

  4. 4

    Shake the bottle vigorously. While holding it at least 30 cm (1 foot) away from your furniture, spray a light misting over the area of the piece that the cat concentrates its scratching, such as the arms and the sides of a sofa or chair.

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