Keep Stray Cats Out of Your Yard
Do you need help keeping stray cats out of your yard? Ok, maybe they’re not “stray cats” but your neighbors “outside cats,” as is the case in my area.We have quite a few of them around here. I really wouldn’t mind them being outside if it wasn’t for the fact that I have to clean up after them. Not only that, but my dog is very attracted to cat feces, which leads to digestive problems that I don’t want to deal with. Gross, I know, but a sad reality and yet another reason to keep them out of my yard. Talking to my neighbors about their cats also isn’t a solution because I don’t even know where some of them live!
Here’s my solution: Young Living Peppermint Essential Oils. Cats hate the smell of peppermint! If you have a fence or a usual entry point where the cats are entering your yard, you can either spray some diluted peppermint on the location to deter them or put a cotton ball or rag in the location with a drop or two of peppermint on it. When it rains, you will need to reapply the peppermint to the location or find a location that is safe from rain.
If you have inside cats, you’ll want to keep in mind that they don’t like peppermint. If you are diffusing peppermint, make sure that the cats have another place in the house that they can go in order to avoid the peppermint.
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We as Young Living Independent Distributors do not claim to be medical practitioners. We do not diagnose, treat or prescribe any medical treatment or advice. You should always discuss treatment of medical conditions with your medical practitioner before using any alternative therapies, natural supplements, or vitamins. The following safety precautions are guidelines only. You should consult with any aromatherapist about essential oil usage and always inform your primary care physician what you are using as they may not be conducive with his/her prescribed therapy and medications.
Essential Oil Rules for Safety:
1. Keep Essential Oils in a secure place away from children and pets.
2. Use a variety of essential oils and rotate those which you use often to avoid sensitization and irritation. If you use a blend for 3 days, take a minimum of 3 days off and use an alternate blend those 3 days.
3. The following essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy: Single Oils: Basil, birch, calamus, cassia, cinnamon bark, hyssop, Idaho tansy, jasmine, lavandin, mugwort, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, wintergreen. Synergistic Use the following with caution: Single Oils: Angelica, cedarwood, chamomile (German/blue), cistus, citronella, clary sage, clove bud, cumin (Black), cypress, davana, fennel, bay laurel, marjoram, mountain savory, myrrh, nutmeg, peppermint, rose, spearmint, vetiver, yarrow.
4. Read and follow instructions carefully.
5. Always take precautions with using Aromatherapy.
6. Unless otherwise stated, never use essential oils on your skin without diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil. A skin test is recommended prior to use. If you experience any soreness, redness or irritation do not use the blend.
7. If an essential oil or essential oil blend gets into your eye, flush the eye immediately with a carrier oil or cold milk. Seek medical attention if the stinging and/or irritation continues.
8. Do not use more than 2 drops of the following essential oils when used in a bath the first time: Aniseed, Black pepper, Camphor (rectified), Citronella, Clove, Eucalyptus globulus, Ginger, Juniperberry, Peppermint, Sage, Spearmint, Thyme.
9. If allergic to certain foods, do not use essential oils or carrier oils that come from those foods.
10. The following essential oils should be avoided if you have epilepsy: Cajeput, Camphor, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Peppermint, Rosemary