Deodorizing Oil Recipes
Cats may be adorable and you may be able to maintain their soft fur. But no matter how much you take care of your cat's skin, it is sometimes inevitable to get certain odors. This is especially true in places where your cat usually hangs out such as its bed, your couch, or even your bed. The smell of cat's urine is also quite nasty and difficult to remove.
*****Caution: Take note that some of the essential oils used in this chapter may be unsafe when applied topically to your cat. Always use these blends exactly the way specified in each recipe.
Essential Oil & Baking Soda Odor Neutralizer
This particular blend is versatile and can work with a number of different essential oil combinations. It uses the cleaning powers of baking soda as well as its ability to eliminate almost any odor. Of course, the essential oils added in this recipe will contribute to the freshening and relaxing fragrance that lingers after cleaning. It can work for carpets, tables, tiles, and almost any other surface that's stained by animal odors.
2 cups Baking Soda
30 drops of Essential oils you can use specifically for this recipe:
- Jasmine Oil
for this blend, you can use 10 drops of 3 different oils or 15 drops of 2 different oils: both totaling 30 drops. Feel free to experiment when it comes to the scent. However here are some combinations that smell fantastic:
Lavender & Frankincense
Lavender & Rose
Lemon, Orange, & lavender
Orange & Jasmine
Grapefruit & Mint
- Peppermint & Lavender
To use this recipe, simply combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well. A popular option is to use a mason jar with holes on the lid. Apply the mixture in the affected areas and allow it to 'soak' in and neutralize the odors. This should take anywhere around 15-30 minutes. Be sure to prevent your cat from getting anywhere near the area for the time being. Once done, you can wipe it off with a wet piece of cloth or use a vacuum cleaner. For added safety, use the smell test on the oils you wish to use, especially if you can't control when or where your cat will be at all times. Rinse the area thoroughly to eliminate the risk of your cat licking any residue.
Citrus Vinegar Spray
Vinegar is a popular disinfecting agent that's not only economical, but very effective and versatile as well. It is extremely useful for eliminating animal odors while also preventing any spread of germs and other household bacteria. while vinegar is alone effective in eliminating odors, you can use the power of essential oils to improve the fragrance.
Half a cup Pure White Vinegar (Acetic Acid)
10 drops Lemon Oil/Orange Oil
5 drops Lavender Oil
1 and a half cup Water
To use, simply spray the mixture directly over the source of odor. Wipe the area clean with a piece of cloth. You may also use it as an air freshner as long as your cat isn't directly to the mixture.
Reference: Essential Oils For Cats: The Blokehead