To discipline my cats (mostly from being on or scratching something they shouldn’t) I spray them with a water bottle. Seeing as how a spray was coming out of catnip bottle, it was understandable my cat would initially be startled. I backed off and my cat soon began to rub on the area I sprayed, obviously detecting the aroma of cat nip. I sprayed a few toys and threw them into the middle of the floor which drew the attention of my other cats. Some began to immediately play with the toys but others just smelled around the area and meowed.
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I’ve been making double batches of the essential oil recipe (using tea tree oil only) and I keep it in a spray bottle near the door as our daytime repellant. I spray myself and my kids down every time we go outside. It works but must be reapplied at least every 30 minutes. I tried it once at night when we had drinks outside with house guests but we were eaten alive. We even had citronella torches burning nearby plus a citronella candle on the table. I am not sure why it only seems to work during the day; the bugs seem more ferocious at night. Insights anyone? So it appears that I need something stronger for night time. I will try the essential oil recipe with a more complicated blend of the oils mentioned by the other folk. Particularly, I will start with the “Bug Off” oil blend mentioned by someone here.
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Spray on your cat's toys, scratching post, and other play areas. Hold pump 8-10 inches from object being sprayed. Do not spray directly on cat or another animal or on furniture.
Catnip Spray is great for use just about anywhere
is great for use just about anywhere! Spray the on toys, paper, floors, walls, scratching posts, bedding or use it to help entice cats to enter kennels and carriers!To create a spray using a catnip oil, add 1 cup isopropyl alcohol and 1 cup water to a half teaspoon of the catnip essential oil. Pour into a spray bottle and use on clothing as a repellant. Though this recipe is the most effective, it is not suitable for children and pets.Safety information: store out of cat's reach when not is use. Intended for pets only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not take internally. Use only as directed. Do not spray on pets.Refresh your catnip toys and kitty beds with catnip spray.
(Wholesale members, please log in using the menu link above to view your account to view products. New to our site? Please use the menu link above to open a wholesale account.)Another effective repellant includes vinegar and catnip. Crush the leaves of 2 cups of catnip and combine with 3 cups of rice vinegar or white vinegar into a quart mason jar. Close the jar with a lid and store in a dark cabinet for two weeks. Shake the mixture every day. At the end of 2 weeks, strain the spray into a squirt bottle and refrigerate. Use on clothing and skin to keep the bugs away.If you don’t want to deal with the mess associated with loose leaf catnip, a spray is a great alternative. To be honest, I have to my carpet every time I use dried leaves.