Cat Litter Room Freshener

I have a handsome tabby cat called Mr. Smith and he's a mostly indoor cat therefore he has a litter tray in the bathroom. There's only one small problem and that is Tom cats tend to have a stronger smelling urine. I use a non-clumping litter and I buy a 30 litre bag on Amazon and it's the best one on the market, but nothing is perfect.
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I came up with the idea recently to fill a decorative bowl I once found in a thrift shop with one scoop of the litter and then I added a good 20 drops or more of an essence oil I use for my diffuser. I used a strawberry aroma.
(I just happen to have some strawberry-shaped clips which I put on top burying the clips so they're hidden). Now I have a pleasant smelling bathroom!

I thought perhaps to make ones for other rooms in the house. I'll nip to my local charity shop soon to see what pretty bowls or jars I can find to suit each room. I expect to just top up the bowl every week with a few drops more of the essence oil.

It looks quite nice in the bathroom. Perhaps it might look better if I dyed it with some food colouring or added some small half-glass pebbles?
What do you think? :)

Source: My own

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June 9, 20170 found this helpful

I just use a Glade plug-in in our bathroom and there is no litter box odor. I also keep a ziplock bag next to the litter box and clean it out every time I see a "hill" in the box.

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I use the Dollar Tree litter mixed with a little bit of the clumping kind. I have had several people see the cat after they have been in the house for a while and be surprised because they say my house does not smell like "cat" at all.

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June 9, 20171 found this helpful

You must live in the states as we don't have plugs in our bathrooms, and I'm not keen on the chemical smells of a plug-in. I clean out the box every few days but it does get a little stinky. I think the problem is the size of my teeny apartment. It really is VERY small. I have to meet visitors in my local pub as there's no room here.
I've been topping up my litter freshener and it does work really well. Before I even walk into the bathroom I can smell the strawberry essence. I'm glad you found a good solution for you.

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Best wishes, Monique :)

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June 13, 20170 found this helpful

Awesome idea! Bravo! I'm going to try this in several rooms...thank you!

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