Smells Cats Hate: Natural Cat Repellent

Smells Cats Hate — We can use this information both for cat’s healthy environment and for our advantage to train cats. Cats are the pinnacle of cleanliness and that they would go mad at any unnatural smells. You may have some area where you don’t want your cat to access. We can make homemade repellent with natural ingredients which is safer for both cats and humans.

Smells Cats Hate


We share some smells cats hate like rotten smell, dirty smell. However, cats dislike some smells we fond of. If you have some spot you don’t want to be bothered with your cats, you can take advantage of those smells. First, take a brief look at how sensitive cats are to smells and how we can use these facts to make better environments for both feline friends and humans.

Cat’s Sense of Smell


It’s said cat’s sense of smell is about fourteen times stronger than a human’s. A cat’s olfactory system extends through nearly their entire head. Simply put, you imagine a walking nose goes, it’s a cat.

Cat’s excellent sense of smell is crucial for their survival and hunting. They have organ generally known as Jacobson’s organ (vomeronasal organ), which is a very strong receptor primarily of pheromones used as communications between animals. Also, cats use smells as social interaction as to spray to indicate their territory if it’s a male cat.

When it comes to sexual reproduction, sense of smell plays a big part in it. Female cats in heat excrete a very powerful chemical signal that male cats can detect over the miles.


Yellow colorful lemons on the bright cyan wooden table horizontal

Lemons (

limes on tree

Limes (


Oranges (The Wellness Doer)

Lemons, Limes, oranges, and grapefruits. Actual fruits or these essential oils can be used as natural cat repellents. You can put peeled lemons, limes or orange’s skin to desired area you don’t want your kitten to come.


banana tree

Bananas (Koolau Farmers)

It may not be effective for all the cats, but worth trying to rub peeled banana skin in front of your cat nose. If he doesn’t appreciate the smell, he’d run away with grimaced face aka Flehmen response.

Spicy Scents

cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper (WATCHFIT)


Clove (Vegas CANNABIS)

Cayenne Pepper, mustard, and clove are great cat repellent. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which cats instinctively avoid because it’s toxic to them.

But these spices can be harmful, you may want to be very careful using them as a cat repellent or seek another repellent such as citrus or herbal scents.

Herbal Scents


Lavender (



eucalyptus globulus

Eucalyptus (Piante in viaggio)

Lavender, rue, geranium, peppermint and absinthe can be great repellent. The essential oils of eucalyptus can be toxic to cats. Of these, lavender oil may be the most popular and easy to use.

You can make a homemade repellent by mixing one part oil with three parts water, and spray it around your home. The scent you sense will disappear after a few hours, but cats will be able to detect the smell for a long period of time afterwards.

The list we represented here are general examples cats tend to hate, but of course each cat is a unique individual. Some might dislike something more than others.

Always be careful with the dose the one you make your own as a cat repellent, try different scents in different amount what works best for your needs while you keep your cats safe.


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Originally published at Johnny Times.

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