I Must Garden offers two distinctively scented and equally effective repellents - Mint Scent and Spice Scent. Both deer repellents contain eggs and garlic - substances that by themselves repel deer. However, I Must Garden takes repellency to an even higher level by adding botanical oils from plants that deer won’t eat - plants such as peppermint, lemongrass, cinnamon and clove. Not only do the botanical oils from these plants make our repellents smell so much better, but these natural oils increase the effectiveness and longevity of the repellents.
The Spice Scent Deer Repellent has a fresh cinnamon-clove smell that gardeners love and provides effective year-round control against deer damage. As with the Mint Scent repellent, clove and cinnamon oils have insecticidal, as well as repelling properties. Cinnamon oil also has anti-fungal properties. While the botanical oils used in the I Must Garden Deer Repellents are chosen for maximum effectiveness against deer, it’s nice to know there are other benefits.
The Mint Scent Deer Repellent blends peppermint and lemongrass oils that effectively and refreshingly repel deer. Our Mint Scent Repellent also contains kelp (seaweed). Botanical oils are also effective at repelling many insects, so while you’re spraying for deer, you’re also helping control damaging insect infestations.
Some gardeners prefer one scent over the other and have been using their favorite I Must Garden Deer Repellent to protect their plants for years. Other gardeners like to rotate between our two equally effective and pleasantly scented deer repellents. We’ve also heard gardeners tell us that they mix the Mint Scent with the Spice Scent for a third unique scent – and that’s perfectly ok to do!
No matter which repellent you use, it’s good to know that there are no poisons, harmful chemicals or toxic glues in our products. All of our repellents are safer to use around children and pets* and are completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly.