Common Plant Keeps Pests Out Of Your House Better Than Dangerous Chemicals

Published May 9, 2019

Peppermint does more than just give a delightful smell in the home. There are many ways to use peppermint in the home instead of getting products at the store. If you keep a few plants in the home, then you can keep away some of the insects that seem to invade the house, such as ants and spiders.

Put a few sprigs of peppermint under your pet's bed to keep the fleas away. This is much easier than giving the pet a bath all of the time or using a product on the pet that might break out the skin. There are a few health benefits of peppermint for the body.

It can help ease an upset stomach, and it can help relieve a headache. If you want to get to sleep a little easier at night, mix a bit of peppermint with water, and let it disperse through a humidifier. You'll smell the peppermint and be able to drift off to dreamland.

Boil water in a pot, add some peppermint leaves and smell the aroma to help clear the sinuses. This helps those who have a lot of congestion because of allergies or sinus infections, but you might need to breathe in the smell for a few days before completely being rid of the congestion.