Uses for Spearmint

If you have ever planted spearmint, you know that it is prolific! I have lots of it, and lots to spare. So here are 12 things to do with spearmint!

  1. I place a branch (with leaves) in my car. When the sunlight heats it up, it releases its delicious scent naturally in the car and the leaves are even drying out for other uses!
    Ad

  2. Leave branches by open windows to add a fresh scent in the house.

  3. Add a few leaves in your bathwater.

  4. Sprinkle leaves in a dish in the bathroom to keep smells at bay.

  5. Leaves in the cat litter box won't hurt either and cats seem to actually like the leaves! Catnip IS a mint you know!

  6. Leaves left by any small critter cage (gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, etc) fights odors too.

  7. A few leaves and a touch of oil or water in my electric potpourri smells great!

  8. Of course it can be dried as a potpourri.

  9. A sprig next to my bed stand it very relaxing at nighttime.

  10. Keep a fresh sprig in a plastic bag in a purse or refrigerator is great for freshening breath after dinner, preventing stomach upsets, and may help you not to overindulge with sweets/unnecessary calories! It may be left on each person's plate for a fancy addition after a particularly spicy or garlicky meal.

  11. They may be left in your shoes or sneakers to freshen them in between wears!

  12. Plus they may be rubbed onto the skin when you get hot and start to perspire!

I haven't even mentioned all the wonderful drinks and foods it is normally added to! Some folks freeze a few leaves in ice cube trays to add to soups or drinks too! Fun and fancy. Enjoy!

By AHA! from Sterling, PA

July 13, 20100 found this helpful

I just read yesterday that mice do not like the smell of spearmint so it makes a good natural mice repellant.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 14, 20100 found this helpful

What a fantastic list! Makes me want to race out and buy a spearmint plant!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 14, 20100 found this helpful

PainterLee, I'll race you to the store! I love this list!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 2, 20130 found this helpful

Add to the pan when boiling new/fresh dug potatoes - gives a lovely flavour (I put the boiled mint into the compost bin) - marvellous with waxy salad potatoes.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Photo fo a spearmint plant.
Uses for Spearmint
< Previous
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening HerbsJuly 13, 2010
Guides
metal burner covers
Uses for Burner Covers
Uses for Juicer Pulp
Uses for Juicer Pulp
Spearmint growing in a container.
Growing Spearmint
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 5, 2016 at 10:43:49 AM on 10.0.0.215 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!