Peppermint plants come in white or black varieties. Black peppermint plants have darker leaves and a stronger scent, white peppermint is both lighter in color and is less fragrant. One important thing about having peppermint plants is that they need a lot of water and plenty of drainage. Here are some uses for peppermint around your home.
1. It is a natural pest repellent.
Having a few potted peppermint plants around the house will keep rodents, flies, and ants away! You can make a spray of peppermint oil by mixing 1 part oil to 9 parts water. The spray can be applied to any area you want free of pests.
2. Helps keep fleas off your pets.
Take a few sprigs of peppermint and put in in a pillow or bag – make sure your pet doesn’t get to it. Tuck the wrapped sprigs under or next to pet beds.
3. Healthy house, healthy you.
Peppermint tea is good for upset stomachs. Boiling water and fresh mint leaves together make a minty steam that is good for clearing stuffy noses!
Now you know about the other benefits of peppermint. Share these ideas with your friends and get some peppermint plants for your house!