Homemade Cat Litter Instructions

Below is a video showing instructions for making homemade cat litter from old newspapers, and a couple other ingredients.

All you need to make your own kitty litter is the following:

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Once the newspaper has been made into strips you just soak the strips in a solution of warm water and a couple of squirts of dishwashing detergent for about 10 minutes.

Hint: If you don't want to buy a natural dishwashing detergent check out my article on homemade dish soap, which gives some recipes and also discusses castile soap, which are also an eco-friendly alternative.

After the newspapers have soaked sufficiently, then rinse the newspaper strips in warm water and press the strips with an old towel (or paper towels) to absorb excess water.

Finally, the key to this recipe for homemade cat litter is adding baking soda, which is a natural odor absorber.

Once you have added enough baking soda to completely cover the newspaper, on all sides, rip the newspaper strips into even smaller bits and let it dry completely.

Once it is dry then it can be used as cat litter, by adding about two inches of this mixture to a clean cat litter tray.

Here is the video for full details:

Tell me in the comments how this has worked for you. In addition, share any other methods you use for making homemade cat litter.

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by: Anonymous

If you use baking soda in cat litter, don't use baking soda in your laundry detergent. My daughter did this and her cat kept peeing on her laundry.

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