Household uses for Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil has many household uses, and we have listed just a small selection here.  Always make sure you buy a high quality Peppermint Oil, one that is 100% pure oil, with no other ingredients.  Also remember, Peppermint Oil is potent, so use it sparingly and discontinue use if you experience discomfort.


  • Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint Oil to 120ml of water, and spray plants to kill aphids.
  • Mix a 15ml bottle of Peppermint Oil into an 18 litre can of paint to dispel the paint fumes.
  • To deter rodents, ants and cockroaches, place 2 drops of Peppermint Oil on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pest.
  • Add 2 drops to your wash load for ‘fresh’, Peppermint scented laundry.
  • Add about 1 drop per 500ml of vinegar cleaning solution to give a pleasant scent.


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