We all recognize peppermint for its amazing smell, but did you know that it contains some incredible household benefits?
Well, believe it or not, keeping a few peppermint plants laying around your home can actually ward off the annoying summer pests and prevent them from sneaking in. In the meanwhile it will keep your house smelling fresh.
There are two varieties when it comes to peppermint. The darker leaves and stronger scent is black peppermint. The lighter leaves and softer aroma is white peppermint. They both require a lot of water and good drainage, as well as some partial sunshine.
Now that you know how to take care of your peppermint, let’s jump right in to how it will take care of your home
1. Nature’s Natural Pest Repellent
Peppermint plants are a perfect way to keep away all of those pests you hate without using an harmful chemicals. Like mentioned previously, keeping a few potted peppermints around can keep rodents and other creatures, such as flies and ants, at bay.
Pro-tip: Make a water and essential peppermint oil spray to keep other critters out of any places you want. We recommend using 9 parts water and 1 part oil.
2. Keeping Your Pets Flea-Free
Believe it or not, peppermint can repel some fleas and bugs away from your furry friends. Just tuck a few peppermint springs and place them under or next to your pet’s bed.
3. Keeping You and Your House Healthy
Your health can also benefit from peppermint. Herbal peppermint tea is great for upset stomachs, and for stuffy noses you can boil the leaves in water and breath in the mist, which will clear up your congestion!