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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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Thursday 21st of October 2021

What I meant will they be harmful to dogs?


Thursday 21st of October 2021

Will they be harmful to fogs ?


Monday 11th of October 2021

Sorry. I forgot to ask where do you get 'chili flakes'. Is it like crushed red pepper. I have searched and couldn't find any 'chili flakes. Thanks. I hit the wrong button & it posted before I could add this to my original post.


Friday 15th of October 2021

@Dayna, yes red pepper flakes or crushed hot pepper


Monday 11th of October 2021

Is there a way to print the directions? I want to try this. Dayna

Cheryl Green

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Can't wait to try this out