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Peppermint has definitely made its name not only for its amazing smell, but also for all of its amazing household benefits. Keeping a few peppermint plants around your home can keep pesky pests from sneaking in, or just to keep your place smelling fresh. An added plus is how easy this plant is to care for, regardless if you’re growing it indoor or outdoor.
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.
Get a few sprigs of peppermint and place it into a bag or pillow (something your pet won’t bite) and tuck it under or beside their bed. Peppermint can actually repel certain fleas and other bugs that might latch on to your four-legged friend.
Peppermint has a surprising amount of medicinal benefits, making it one of the most helpful plants for not only your home, but also for your health. If your stomach is feeling upset, try drinking some herbal peppermint tea! For those of you suffering from stuffy sinuses, boil some water and fresh mint leaves together – this minty steam can help clear your congestion.
Let us know in the comments about your own peppermint uses!