If your cute little cat chooses to bypass the litter house, spoiling the couch, curtains, and bedsheets with urine stains, don’t worry. Making a homemade cat urine cleaner is a great idea to keep your home fresh and clean. It’s environment-friendly, effective, and safe for your cat too.
In this article, you’ll learn three homemade cat urine cleaner recipes and how to get rid of the stubborn odor.
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Recipe 1: Homemade Hydrogen Peroxide Cat Urine Cleaner
It’s very easy to prepare a cat urine cleaner at home. To make your own, you’ll need the following ingredients and supplies:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Dish Soap
- Spray Bottle
- Small Bowl
- Take a bowl and mix 3/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 cup of liquid dish soap.
- Now fill this solution in the spray bottle and shake it.
- Your DIY cat urine cleaner is ready.
- Just spray this on the affected area and wash it using a wet towel.
This recipe helps clean urine spoiled clothing, bedding, and curtains.
Recipe 2: Cleaner with Vinegar
Cleaning cat urine is a tedious task. However, it is worth the effort as it removes uncomfortable odor from the spot and makes it feel fresh again. If you don’t have supplies for the first recipe, you can try this one:
- An Old Piece of Cloth
- Baking Soda
- Soak up the excess urine by placing an old piece of cloth or towel on the area. Once done, throw it in the dustbin.
- Now drop a handful of baking soda on the affected area and leave it for 10 minutes.
- Pour vinegar over the baking soda. It will kill the bacteria!
- Finish up by cleaning with a towel or vacuum it.
Recipe 3: Enzyme Cleaner
It’s an all-purpose recipe used in removing the cat urine odor as well as killing the enzymes. To prepare it, you’ll require the following materials:
- Orange scraps (300 g)
- Brown Sugar (100 g)
- Water (1 Litre)
- Plastic Bottle (2 Litre)
- Yeast (1 Tablespoon)
Note: If you are planning to make more enzyme cleaner, then increase the quantity of the supplies in the same proportion. Make sure to keep the ratio of 1 part of brown sugar, 10 part of water, and 3 part of orange scraps.
- Take the plastic bottle and mix brown sugar, yeast, orange scraps, and water.
- Close the cap and shake the bottle well, so the ingredient mixes well.
- Place the bottle in a warm place for fermentation for two weeks. During this period, remember to vent out the gases by opening and closing the bottlecap every day.
- After two weeks of fermenting, strain the mixture and store it in an air-tight container.
- Now mix half cup of this mixture in water, and your homemade enzyme cleaner is ready.
- Just pour it on the urinated region, leave for 1 hour, and wash off with clean water.
Reminder: If you don’t have time to prepare an enzyme cleaner at home, you can purchase it online.
What to Do if Smell Doesn’t Go Away?
After trying the above recipes, if the odor doesn’t go away, then you can follow these instructions:
- After cleaning the urine stain with a homemade cat urine cleaner (#recipe 1), pour the enzyme cleaner (#recipe 2) on the urinated area.
- Rub the affected area with a scrub and let it sit there for 10 minutes.
- Now pour some water and clean it again with a cloth or towel.
Precautions and Tips
The urine stains will go away quickly, and you can also use this DIY urine cleaner to clear the cat’s vomit and hairball.
A homemade cat urine cleaner is an effective DIY solution to get rid of urine stains and patches! It’s easy to prepare, eco-friendly, and cost-effective way to keep your home and surroundings neat!