Growing Peppermint in your garden or even indoors in a container is easy and a forgiving plant to grow. The benefits of peppermint are numerous, including for digestive issues, menstrual and other bodily pain and headache relief.

Here are 5 ways to use homegrown or store-bought peppermint leaf:

1. Culinary Applications:

  • Add fresh peppermint leaves to salads, sauces, marinades or roasted vegetables.
  • Remix your breakfast by adding chopped peppermint leaves into yogurt bowls or smoothies.
  • Check out some peppermint recipes HERE

2. Soothing Drink:

  • Boil peppermint leaves in hot water for a soothing tea or combine fresh leaves with another favourite tea bag.
  • Add peppermint leaves with other herbs or fruits for a refreshing infused water. 
  • Or freeze in ice cubes trays for mocktails.

3. Relaxing Aromatherapy Bath: 

  • Add to, then strain from hot bath water for an stress-free soak.
  • Peppermint + Epsom salt may help relax muscles and relieve tension. 

4. Fresh Breath: 

  • Chew on a few leaves for an instant, natural breath freshener.

5. Keep Bugs Away: 

  • The scent of mint repels aphids, cabbage moths, flea beetles, squash bugs, whiteflies, and ants.