The best uses for peppermint oil

From headache relief to natural pest control, there’s lots of clever ways to use peppermint oil around the home.

Here’s some of the best uses for peppermint oil you can try yourself.

A natural headache remedy

Peppermint oil is known to naturally relieve mild headache symptoms. To use, dab a few drops into temples, neck and sinuses.

Relieve hot flushes

An old wives’ trick for relieving hot flushes is to mix a few drops of peppermint oil with cold water into a spray bottle, then spritz onto your face and skin to feel some cooling relief.

Stay alert while driving

The scent of fresh peppermint is very vibrant and can help you feel more alert while driving. Try soaking a cotton bud in peppermint oil, then clip to your air vents to help disperse the energising scent of peppermint.

Help bins smell fresh

A few drops of peppermint oil placed at the bottom of a of your garbage can will help keep your bin smelling fresh.

Deter ants and other pests

Ants, spiders and other small pests don’t like the smell of peppermint, making them a perfect natural deterrent for around the home. Soak a cotton ball in peppermint oil, then rub around areas where pests are entering such as doors and windowsills. The peppermint oil will act as a natural barrier.

Do you know any clever uses for peppermint oil? Share your wisdom in the comments below! 

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