Homemade Natural Cat Litter
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Natural Cat Litter

Making natural cat litter is very easy to do and many of us cat lovers are going this route.

Not only is it more economical to make your own, but it is generally safer for your cat.

You may also find it fulfilling, especially if you want to help protect the environment.

Of course, many companies are going green and making kitty litter from natural ingredients. There are pros and cons from making your own or buying one of the available green varieties now available.

Many people may choose to buy natural cat litter, as they do not have the time to make their own.

Some of good commercial types are:

World’s Best Cat Litter - It is made from corn and like most natural and environmentally friendly kitty litter, it is flushable and will not damage sewer systems.

Swheat Scoop - Natural Wheat Litter Multi-Cat

Made from wheat this litter is flushable which is convenient, however, it needs regular changing to avoid attracting bugs.

Fresh Step Cat Litter - The pine odor helps to cover odor, which is a big plus for this brand. Occasionally, there is a little tracking of dust, but it is not a big problem for many of cat lovers.

World's Best Cat Litter

How to Make Your
Own Natural Cat Litter

This method will guide you in making homemade cat litter for your cat, which you can use on its own or with a commercially litter.

You will need the following items:

  • Shredded paper
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Sand
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Strainer
  • 2 Mixing bowls (Large)
  • Pair of gloves (optional)


  • Fill one of the mixing bowls with warm water and add a few squirts of liquid soap.
  • Place the shredded paper into the bowl of water and mix it in thoroughly. This will remove the ink from the paper.
  • Take the paper out and squeeze out the water.
  • Place the paper in a strainer and run cold water over it to continue the washing process.
  • Wash until all the soap is gone and the water is as clear as this will show that most of the ink is gone.
  • Again, remove the water from the paper, squeezing it into a ball.
  • Fill a cup with baking soda and pour it into the dry bowl. With a little experimentation, you will learn what the right amount of baking soda to use is.
  • Start tearing the newspaper ball into small pieces and drop them into the bowl with the baking soda.
  • Using your hands, mix the paper and baking soda together until it covers the paper completely. This will help with neutralizing urine and feces odors.
  • Put this into a paper bag or other container and put it in the sun to dry. This part of the process may take a couple of days depending on how hot it is. Turn it over periodically to make sure that everything gets enough sun and air exposure.

Once it is dry, use it as you would any other type of kitty litter. Since some cats are finicky, and do not like abrupt changes, mix your homemade cat litter with one they usually use.

You can continue doing this and slowly increase the amount of the homemade cat litter after each cleaning of the box.

Note: You can line the bottom of the kitty litter box with some fine sand before putting in the paper litter. This part is not absolutely necessary but my 7-year old son always insists on using sand and it works out OK.

With all the stories about the chemicals in commercial kitty litter, it just makes more sense to make your own natural cat litter or buy readymade green varieties.

In many cases, making your own cat litter will be a labor of love and something you can share with your family members and friends. The fact that it will also be much less expensive than commercial varieties is a good motivator.

If you would rather go with a commercial type, always check the ingredients to ensure that it is all-natural. Your cats deserve the best.

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