NOW Foods Peppermint Oil

NOW Foods Peppermint Oil, 1 ounce

NOW Foods Peppermint Oil

  • Revitalizing, invigorating and cooling oil
  • Has a fresh and strong mint aroma

Aroma: Fresh, strong mint. Benefits: Revitalizing, invigorating, cooling.

Customer Reviews

501 of 510 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing short of a MIRACLE for rodent control…, April 12, 2011
Jaquen (Brooklyn, NY)
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Living in New York City is a dream, but along with that dreams come a few harsh realities. Rodents are one of those realities. Almost all of us here have battled, or are currently engaged in combat with, a thriving rodent population trying to gnaw their way into our homes and businesses.

Being a transplant, and having not grown up dealing with rodents in my Maryland suburban house, I was a man unaccustomed to dealing with them. It doesn’t help that I’ve always had a healthy phobia of rodents, though admittedly years, and experience, have done much to dull that fear. So there is nothing at all normal, or natural, to me about sharing my space with a four legged population that wants to squat in my overpriced abode, without offering nary a cent to offset rent!

I’ve dealt with “seasonal” mice for the last four years I’ve been in this apartment, a first floor unit in a Brooklyn brownstone. I only saw them the summer, and occasionally during the winter time after a bad snow. Though you never have just one mouse in your house, hitherto I’d only seen one mouse at a time, and frankly the lack of diversity made it easy to delude one’s self that you were indeed dealing with just one mouse.

However this past winter, plagued with back to back winter storms, the flood gates were cracked wide open. Not only did we have our usual “one mouse”, my wife and I started to see variety in their appearances. Further more, to our disgust and horror, we saw our very first bonafide rat in the apartment. That was a true “oh hell no” moment for me, I refuse to live under these conditions, or subject my wife to them, and I set out to find a swift solution. After much research, and keeping at least the mice in control with a great d-CON 00027 Ultra Set Covered Mouse Trap, I found out about the wonders of peppermint oil.

Rodents can not abide 100% peppermint oil (that’s oil, not extract, and it must be 100%). Since they primarily guide themselves olfactorily, the oil is almost poison for them, and I’ve read it literally burns their nostrils. I bought oil right here on Amazon, and promptly got to work. It is a very potent oil, and so a couple drops on well placed cotton balls are all you really need. Set them in key entry places, or known high traffic areas for the critters, around your home and it’s the perfect repellant. For additional coverage, which we needed, mix about a tablespoon of oil for every 1 to 1.5 cups of water, and spray where necessary. Smells great, and works like a dream. Since laying it down I’ve not seen a single rodent, despite our kitchen not being nearly as clean as it should be, and none of the traps have gone off. It had gotten so bad that we could hear those awful high pitched squeals nightly, often in what sounded like blood-combat; I later learned that mice and rats don’t share space well, and the larger rodents are likely to attack the smaller ones. However now, thank God, save once when we heard something trying to come up from the basement unit, only to promptly turn right back around, nothing.

Bottom line. It works. Do not waste any more time, energy, and emotion worrying about your mice and rats, terrified to even go into your own kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Take control of the situation, and do it in a way that is safe, clean, and has the added benefit of making your house smell like Christmas year round.

UPDATE: In the four months or so since we started applying the peppermint oil, we have trapped only two mice. And those mice arrived only because we got so use to not dealing with any rodents that we forgot to refresh the oil. Once the oil was refreshed, we’ve not seen or trapped one since.

290 of 297 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Pest Control, April 11, 2006
Suz Mac (Glasgow, KY United States)
This review is from: NOW Foods Peppermint Oil, 1 ounce (Health and Beauty)

This is the greatest product to control mice. Just a dab on a cotton ball, pitch it in the back of your cabinets and under the sink. Replace with new balls about once a month. I don’t know where they go, but they are not messing with my house anymore.

289 of 306 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
It really works, December 12, 2008
This review is from: NOW Foods Peppermint Oil, 1 ounce (Health and Beauty)

This winter the mice decided to live with us. I read in the paper that peppermint oil will get rid of them so I ordered some. I sprayed it all over the house (1 cup water to 2 tsp. oil) and I have not heard or seen a mouse since I sprayed the oil under the sink, along the garage wall entering the house, along the baseboards, etc. House smells great and no mice, the oil really works. I highly recommend it if you have mice in your house.

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