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How To Use Cinnamon To Keep Deer Out Of Your Garden
If you’re looking for a natural deer repellent, cinnamon can help protect your garden as the animal cannot stand the scent or taste of the spice.
There are a couple of chemical-free deer-repellent recipes you can use. For the first one from Talk Leisure, crack open two raw eggs and mix them together in a bowl.
Then, combine the mixture with vegetable oil, cinnamon oil, hot sauce, milk, and dishwashing detergent. To make it more sprayable, add water before pouring it
into a spray bottle.
A second recipe from Borst Landscape and Design requires you to mix a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent, one tablespoon of cooking oil, and a cup of vinegar in a bowl.
Add between ten and 20 drops of three essential oils — cinnamon, peppermint, and clove — each, into the mix. Make sure you use 100% real cinnamon oil
and not a scented one.
Test a tiny area of your garden with one of your concoctions first to make sure the plants don't get damaged, before spraying the surrounding foliage
to keep the deer out.
Don't spray it directly on vegetables, fruit, or anything you'd eat, and make sure you stay on top of reapplying the repellent every few days and after windy or rainy weather.