All around the world, mint’s versatility makes it a popular herb in the kitchen. In baking, candy making, drinks, salads, dressings and sauces the possibilities are extensive. Spice up your steamed vegetables or add mint leaves to boiled potatoes or rice in place of parsley, put mint leaves (or oil) in ice cubes for a little zing in your ice tea or lemonade and of course, mint is a great companion with lamb and tuna, as well as chocolate and ice cream. (See our Recipe tab for further ideas on how to use mint in your kitchen.)
Besides its uplifting scent, mint also has many household uses such as an air freshener, pest control and deodorizer. You can make your own air fresheners or potpourri using mint oil or mint leaves. To repel ants and rodents simply drop a few drops of Peppermint or Spearmint oil to a cotton ball and place where the ants, spiders or mice are coming into your home. Mint is also used to repel aphids, flies, gnats, lice and moths! You can add a few drops of mint oil to your mop water, laundry softener or dishwasher to help against mold or odors.
At Peppermint Jim we work hard to bring you the best mint essential oils, mint products and fresh mint. Because we work closely with Mother Nature, small difference in batches may occur, resulting in slight variations in scent, color and feel. This is due to rain, sunshine, temperatures and overall weather conditions, but does not affect the effectiveness of the oils.