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

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.

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

Add 10 drops of lemon grass oil to the bottle.

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.

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.


Do not saturate the furniture with the spray.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic spray bottle
  • 237 ml (1 cup) water
  • 10 drops lemon grass oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus oil
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Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.