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How to Make Deer Repellant

By Home & Garden Editor

How to Make Deer Repellant. The best offense is a good defense. This statement holds true for keeping deer out of your garden. Here is recipe for a homemade deer repellant that is tried and true. If used on a regular basis, it will prevent deer from eating favorite garden plants.

Combine in a blender; one whole egg, one cup of milk (skim or regular), a few tablespoons of cooking oil and one tablespoon of liquid soap with one quart of water. Add one teaspoon of hot chili oil if you have it on hand.

Set the blender on low to mix all the ingredients together.

Pour the mixture into a small spray bottle.

Spray the homemade deer repellent onto susceptible garden plants every five to seven days.


Things You Will Need

  • Cooking Oil
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • liquid soap
  • hot chili oil (optional)
  • small spray bottle
  • blender


  • Keep leftover repellant in the refrigerator for later use.
  • The oil is necessary to help the mixture cling to the leaves. In horticultural terms, this is called a รข??surfactant'.


  • Rain or irrigation water will wash the repellant from the foliage. Reapply as often as necessary to prevent deer from browsing.