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5 Household Uses For Mint Leaves

Got a pot or two in your garden? Put them to good use with these tips

Photography: Savoring Time in the Kitchen (Main Photo)

It's safe to say that mint is a botanical wonder. Aside from its pleasing aroma, it has a ton of uses around the home—it's a great addition to special dishes, steeping tea, or making your space smell a little fresher. To help you maximize the benefits you can get from this sweet-smelling plant, here are some things you can try: 

1. Do you have a problem with fleas? Try this homemade repellent: tie 2 parts fresh spearmint, 1 part fresh thyme and 1 part fresh wormwood together then tuck it inside a small pillow. Place it near your furry friend's favorite resting spot to keep the pests away. 

2. The same trick works for your garden, too! Place pots of mint around your garden to repel bugs that love to eat leaves of other green wonders. In spots where ants seem to be a problem, sprinkle a few mint leaves to get rid of them immediately. 

3. Mint works great for treating headaches and migraines. Apply a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your temples, neck or wrists to relieve the pain. 

4. If you love taking long baths, you might want to give the water a boost with a couple of handfuls of fresh mint leaves. The menthol is said to act as a muscle relaxant so it can take the stress of a long work day away. 

5. Mint is also known to be an anti-inflammatory agent so it can be very useful for calming seasonal allergies. There’s no harm in upping your intake of fresh mint–try having a cup or two of tea daily to help relieve allergy symptoms. 

PHOTOS and SOURCES: Savoring Time in the Kitchen (Main) | | | Mother Earth Living | Natural Living Ideas

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