There are a lot of testimonials online of people controlling mice with peppermint oil. It may not be a surprise that using peppermint oil to keep away mice is not a burgeoning area in scientific research, but the testimonials have me minting up my food storage areas.
Here are a few ideas on how to get peppermint oil into mousy areas like your pantry:
Field mice are a big problem in the spring here making this mint project a key part of spring cleaning.
You want an oil that has not been diluted with a cheaper oil but in this application the oil doesn’t actually have to be food grade. We do buy food grade peppermint oil because we use it for other purposes. We buy it in bulk anyway and so the cost is not prohibitive. This is our source for bulk oils but you can find peppermint oil on Amazon as well (here).
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Have some awesome beverage tools on hand for your holiday entertaining…