While they can often look cute and innocent, deer can also be a major disturbance to homeowners. It can seem that while there may be many things to eat, people who deal with deer know that the tastiest treat for a deer is often in your garden. This is a recipe for a homemade repellent to ward off deer.

Keep Deer Away from Your Plants

How to make homemade deer repellent to keep deers out of your gardenIt seems like everyday in garden season we get at least a couple requests for help dealing with deer damage in peoples gardens. Keeping deer away from your beautiful (and tasty) gardens is an ongoing battle, but you can help swing the effort in your favour with this homemade concoction of readily household items. It’s easy, it’s organic and it’s effective. Try it yourself.

*Warning* it can be stinky…

‘Eau de Rotten Eggs’


  • 2 raw eggs*
  • 2 cups/475 mL  water
  • 1-4  cloves of garlic*
  • 2 tbsp/30 mL  hot sauce

* if making an organic repellent be sure to select organic ingredients


  1. Puree the eggs, than mix in water, garlic and hot sauce.
  2. Blend at high speed until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Allow tonic to sit, covered, for several days.
  4. Pour or sprinkle mixture over all vulnerable plants.