With its cool, refreshing flavor and its multitude of uses, mint is a truly standout herb that’s very easy to use. Whether you muddle a bit in your favorite summertime cocktail or use it to freshen up a musty room in your home, mint can add its signature sweet-smelling flair to just about any area of your house. If you have an overabundance of mint and no ideas for what to do with it, these two great ideas will help you to use mint around the house.
- Turn it into a simple room freshener. Once you have fresh mint leaves, all it takes is an attractive vase or jar to create your own inexpensive room freshener. Simply fill your vessel about halfway with some room temperature water, and then cut a bundle of mint leaves with stems long enough to extend to the bottom of the water. Though it doesn’t expel a very strong smell, this pretty mint arrangement will fill the air with the light, fragrant scent of mint.
- Use it to banish odor from a carpet. That overgrown mint plant on your windowsill just may be the key to a cleaner carpet. Mix two tablespoons of crushed, dried mint leaves to every one cup of baking soda, sprinkle it on the carpet and vacuum after an hour or so to refreshen and clean!