I am transitioning to using natural products for my cat litter and have seen many people recommending the use of Safflower seed for their liquid-repelling properties.

However, Safflower seeds are quite hard to obtain in Australia in bulk. Are there any other commonly available seeds that have a similar liquid-repelling nature?

  • Are you talking about the oil pressed from the seeds? Are you actually pressing your own oil? – Bulrush May 3 '16 at 13:43
  • Hi Bulrush. No I'm wanting to use seeds for my cat's litter. Perhaps you missd that in the first line. An example of safflower seed use in a litter tray can be seen here: thecatsask.com – Jayden Lawson May 11 '16 at 0:58

Yes, there are other commonly available seeds that have a similar liquid-repelling nature: some of the easiest to get are flaxseeds. Generally speaking, any seed that has a glossy, lustruous appearance, is water-repelling on the short-term.

(On a sidenote, don't forget that your house will smell like vinegar 24/7 because of the safflower seed litterbox.)

  • Thanks. Flaxseeds could be great, especially being so small. Yeah the odour may be an issue! But this is worth trialling all the same. – Jayden Lawson Jul 17 '17 at 5:57

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