DID YOU KNOW . . .? A cat's sense of smell is 14 times better than a human's
If you are one of those people who keep your home well scented, or commonly use Fragrance Oils for Natural Therapies, and want to use those scents that do not disturb your furry companion, Keep Reading! Not all smells cause the same effect in all Cats as each animal is different, they has their own tastes, THEREFORE a Trial is Always Advised. Most Cats do not like Oils. Because their sense of smell is so strong, most Essential Oils could be Too Overpowering if not used Diluted in a Diffuser.
Cats are the animal embodiment of Cleanliness. These rules, which are Natural and Innate in them and don't only apply to their personal hygiene but also apply to their environment in fact everything that has anything to do with them. As a consequence of Evolutionary processes, Cats have their own respective olfactory preferences. Just as there are plenty of smells that they love, there are other smells that they simply cannot stand! Whether its Food they can't digest, strong Natural Odours or Potentially Dangerous Chemical Substances, a Cat will avoid certain odours at all costs.
~ * ~ Smells That Cats Hate . . . . ~ * ~
~*~ Floral Aromas . . .
Many cats feel trapped by the intense smell of some flowers like Roses, Daisies and Lilies. Jasmine is a great example of a scent which, in All forms, can affect ANY Cat in a bad way. For some reason, the Oils and scent given off by this Plant, Incense or Aroma Oil form, can affect their stomach or digestive system causing vomiting, weight loss, dehydration and in severe cases death. You should make yourself aware of some of the plants which are highly toxic especially if they ingest them and keep Cats away from the plant and the scent.
~*~ Is Lavender Ok? . . .
It is well known and warned about that Lavender is Toxic to cats. As with some humans, the aroma given off by Lavender plants is a LOVE - HATE relationship but it can be used to deter Cats as the power of attraction of this scent is Overpowering - Great is you wish to keep them out of your garden and to stop them from digging up flower beds etc.
However, like all things some Cats are not affected by Lavender. If your furry companion is one of these Cats that Love this smell, you can use it to encourage a State Of Relaxation. It has been shown that the use of Lavender scent for Natural Therapy, along with other Relaxing Techniques such as Massage can help the animal feel much calmer.
~*~ Fruit scents . . .
Fruits such as Strawberries, Peach or Watermelon, emit very distinctive and Intense Aromas that capture the attention of Cats quickly. Certain scent can certainly attract cats and encourage them to try the food, and many of them even have multiple benefits for their body, such as Antioxidant, Cleansing and Diuretic Properties, as well as Fibre and lots of Vitamins.
~*~ Eucalyptus. Most Cats do not like the smell of some plants because they are toxic. A typical example is the Eucalyptus plant, and since Citronella Oils comes from this plant, then both scents can be harmful for a Cat, trial it and see.