Yesterday I went out to the patio and snipped a number of chocolate mint stems to bring indoors. I then put the stems into bottles filled with water. The scent was incredible!
My Love Of Growing Herbs:
I just love herbs. I’ve been studying them since my early thirties, when I was in an herb club with other women.
We met once per month. Each of us alternately brought a dish to enjoy that included an herb.
So now I have mint here in the kitchen where I can enjoy it while I wash dishes or prepare food.
Mice hate peppermint. Actually they are repelled by an type of mint. To keep mice from coming in my kitchen, I took a cotton ball and soaked it in peppermint essential oil.
Then I placed it underneath my sink. And I haven’t seen one mouse since then.
Make sure you get 100% peppermint oil. And when the smell weakens, soak another cotton ball and place it wherever you think they might come into your home.
Cut flowers are always nice to enjoy inside. But don’t forget about your herbs.
My Favorite Herbs:
My favorite herbs for scent is chocolate mint, pineapple sage, lemon verbena and lemon balm. I also like spearmint.
Enjoy the aromatic herbs anywhere in your home. They’d be nice in a jar on a counter in your bathroom. Or in your guest room when guests are about to arrive.
Using Essential Oils In A Diffuser:
Placing peppermint essential oil in a diffuser helps relieve anxiety and stress.
Alternately, you can also add peppermint, lavender and geranium essential oils to a warm bath to help relieve stiffness while it’s absorbed through the skin.