Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Frugal DIY: Natural Pet Odor and All Purpose Spray For Your Pissant


My Yuko is a marshmallow fluff beauty of a cat blessed with dramatic almond-eyes and a curiously photogenic kitten-face. The pleasing exterior hides the heart... of a pisser! My roommate Marianne and I dubbed her the pissant when she randomly violated a couch and some area rugs. Bad kitty,  you normally never stray from your box! Luckily a reader sent me an easy, all-natural remedy for pet odors:

I use this spray on everything. I combine 25 drops of my fave essential oil, 2 cups of water, 1 cup of peroxide, and 1 cup of vinegar into a spray bottle. I use it on the hardwood, the furniture, mirrors, anywhere. (Maybe not supposed to wash hardwood with peroxide but I do anyway.) I have four dogs so I have six bottles posted around the house for easy clean up. Love the stuff and I like finding cute bottles and making up gift batches. My favorite oils to use are eucalyptus and citron because they are the cheapest and still smell super.
 -Delaney, awesome Thrift Core reader, animal activist and puppy caretaker



I mixed my batch of odor remover/cleanser and it worked wonders on the violated areas and makes an excellent all-purpose cleanser, too. Give it a try around your house! Just add one cup peroxide, two cups water, one cup vinegar, 25 drops of essential oil, shake and spray!


Yuko, like most cats, is a crotchety sociopathic pissant (I have her sleep in my room every night now, that stopped accidents) but it's all worth it when you get to wake up to that! Yuko is the most hilariously awkward and clumsy cat I've ever known. I guess I'll keep her!

Any natural pet remedies to share? Do you have a pissant of your own?
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15 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, the Yuko photo is hilarious!

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    1. I laughed so hard to wake up with her facing me and laying like that. :D

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  2. I agree-- hilarious photo!! I've been pretty lucky with all my former and present pets. Although Miss Coonhound has been know to tinkle when overly excited-- watch your feet!

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    1. I was lucky until the Yuko, but know MANY people with pet potty training problems.

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  3. Why yes, I do have one. Mine is black and her name is Stink. Really. The long list of items she has ruined would take too much space here - carpets, couches, chairs, clothes, shoes, etc. On the bright side she has taught the kids not to leave their stuff laying on the floor. Lately her thing is peeing on the bathroom and kitchen countertops. Not hard to clean but gross and ruins whatever is laying there. It's a damn good thing she's cute. We have run the gamut of cleaners natural and otherwise, and also vet visits. It's just something we have to live with and hope her next target is washable. AND that she stays off the merch!

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    1. That's another problem with being a reseller, some pets like to "mark" the odd smelling new things you bring in!

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  4. It's so funny you posted this, we just had to come up with a solvent of our own. we have a cat that is obsessed with our son's room. Dries me crazy! We used just vinegar and water for carpet shampoo and vinegar and baking soda for pre-treatment. It really does work. I'll have to try the peroxide in the mix next time.

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    1. That's what I used to do too, seems like the peroxide does add some extra deodorizing action.

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  5. Have to try this around my house!

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    1. Do it, been using it for cleaning all the time :D

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  6. I have two cats who enjoy demonstrating their gastrointestinal fireworks all over my white ass carpet. I'll give this a try!

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    1. Noooo not the carpet! Let me know how it works! I'm tempted to throw away my only remaining area rug. With all the fur, dust, and potential as a pee spot they just need to go ;p

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  7. You have the cutest cat ever! But my biggest question is... will this natural odor remover works for little boys too? I think I'll try it and see!

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    1. I think it'd be worth a try, the ingredients wouldn't harm them unless they're allergic to a certain essential oil. Might want to test for that first.

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