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Here’s How To Make All-Natural Sachets To Keep The Mice Away

We’ve already seen our first mouse with the cooling of the temperatures. As the temperatures drop the mice and rats start trying to head into our warm homes.

We have a barn cat that is pretty efficient at her job and she proudly displayed her fresh kill the other day in the garage. There are other things you can do to help repel the rodents from your home though!

These easy to make sachets not only smell good, but mice hate them! In fact, they smell just like Christmas! Shoo shoo mice!

To make them you’ll need the following items:


The first thing you will want to do is get your sachet bags ready. Count how many you will need and open them so they are ready to fill with your ingredients.

Take about a tablespoon of each of the ingredients and place them in each sachet bag. You’ll also want to put a cinnamon stick in each one. If they are small cinnamon sticks use a whole one, if they large you can probably break them in half.

Personally, I think the more cinnamon and cloves the better because they smell so good together! Once all of the ingredients are in the bags, just close them up and tie the strings so they stay closed.

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Now, all that you need to do is place your filled sachet bags near every opening in your home. Also be sure to put them in your cupboards, garage, and closets!

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Cheryl Green

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Can't wait to try this out


Tuesday 16th of March 2021

Doesn't say what the ingredients are except cinnamon

Brigitte Crane

Sunday 11th of April 2021

@Brigitte Crane, how long will they last?

Brigitte Crane

Sunday 11th of April 2021

@Helena Fisher,

Helena Fisher

Thursday 18th of March 2021

@Terri, yes it does. It lists them

Stephanie Jones

Sunday 28th of February 2021

How long will it last?


Wednesday 30th of December 2020

How long is one sachet effective? How often should I replace them? While they may deter mice, could their smell possibly attract other critters?


Saturday 31st of October 2020

Is there something else I can substitute for star anise?


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

@Patricia Rudolph, dangerous to other animals, dogs and cats.

Patricia Rudolph

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

@ARLINE, I’ve read that moth balls do the trick & a lot cheaper!

Paula Banister

Saturday 21st of November 2020

Will these harm my cat