When I stumbled across this article by Laurie Ayers who runs www.ThrivingCandleBusiness.com, I had to stop and see if it was really true. She cracks me up with her fear of mice.
Does Peppermint Oil Repel Mice?
Some say that using peppermint oil around your home can repel mice. Others say that is a myth and it doesn’t work.
I can’t say definitively one way or another if using peppermint oil around your home works for keeping mice away. But my personal opinion is that if there is a chance it works, I’m using it.
I have a phobia of mice. I don’t mean I don’t like them; or that they scare me. I mean on a scale of 1 – 10, ten being the worst, I have a mice phobia of about a 50.
I know cognitively that it is ridiculous. Yet, it is what it is and I sold a house because of a mouse. True story. I found out there was one in the house. I called my realtor friend to tell him I wanted to sell the house and I was dead serious. Eighteen hours later he brought a perspective buyer through and less than 24 hours after the sighting I agreed to the offer. THAT’S how much I am unable to cope with mice.
I also cannot share with you the research for and against whether or not peppermint oil or peppermint teabags repels mice because that would require me to see images and read about the rodents. I did however see in a cursory glance of Google search results that those articles that say it does not work, are listed on exterminator websites. So … take that for what it is worth.
You can do your own research about this proposed DIY mouse repellent. If you choose to give it a try, I would also encourage you to give Scentsy Peppermint Essential Oil a try.
About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/
p.s. Note that I braved the wide world of Google, and read a ton of info on how peppermint oil can in fact repel mice. So kudos to you Laurie and thanks for the tip!