Six uses of mint in the household

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Mint (Mentha) can be easily grown from seeds or cuttings in small places. This herb does not need transplanting and can be grown indoors.

Apart from the culinary and medicinal uses that it is known for, mint also has several household purposes. Here are some examples:

Ant repellent

Several studies reveal that mint can repel ants. Its effectiveness can last up to one week. Just pour a bit of mint essential oil into water and spray it where ants are. Just do not apply this solution in areas that your furry pets have access to. 


Whether on a plain windowsill or window console table, mint plants can adorn your place, too, especially when placed in a nice-looking planter. Isn’t it great to have herbs that you can use for cooking and at the same time, can serve as decoration inside your home?

Room spray

Make the house smell good by using a minty room spray. Mix 10 drops of peppermint oil, five drops of lemon essential oil, five drops of orange essential oil, and two tablespoons of orange flower water. This spray is not recommended if you have pets at home.

Essential oil diffuser

Treat yourself to a relaxing scent at home by diffusing mint essential oil.

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Household cleaner

It can also be added to the household cleaner that is said to be effective for cleaning wood,  concrete, or tile floors. Add one cup of vinegar to a gallon of water then pour five drops of mint oil into the mixture.


The fresh scent of mint can help reduce the foul odor in your kitchen trash bin. Pour some oil on a cotton ball and put it below or near the trash bag.

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