Weekend At Home: Uses for Lemon Oil and Peppermint Oil


Over the past couple of years, I’ve been experimenting with a few different oils, mainly for my hair and skin. The main oils I used, consistently, were coconut and olive oil. Soon after, I introduced myself to others including argon and Moroccan. Eventually, I became obsessed with oils and their many uses.

The latest oils I’ve been using on frequent occasions are lemon and peppermint; 2 of my all time favorite scents.

Although there are quite a few uses for peppermint and lemon oil, the main reason I wanted these oils were to use as natural home fragrance by warming them up in oil warmer. Both of these scents are very clean and fresh, which is what I prefer my home to smell like.

Scents aside, these 2 aromas provide other uses around the home. So, keep reading to see some more uses for lemon oil and peppermint oil.


  • For bug bites, use a combination of peppermint essential oil and lavendar essential oil to quickly dismiss the itch! It’s really similar to the logic of using toothpaste or menthol cream, but without the messy paste. Remember to dilute with a carrier oil if you are sensitive to straight essential oil on your skin.
  • If you have a problem with ants in your house, leave a peppermint soaked cotton ball in their pathway. They’re not big fans of mint and you’ll have the nice aroma lingering in your home!
  • To remove ticks from your pets, place a drop of oil on a cotton swab and swab the tick until it unhinges its head, allowing you to remove it without the risk of it breaking.
  • Give your trash can area a break and add a few drops to the bottom for a pleasant minty aroma.
  • Add it to paint to reduce or eliminate fumes as you are painting. Add as many drops as necessary until the paint odor has been replaced by a refreshing minty smell.

Lemon Oil:

  • Keep a bottle of lemon oil in each bathroom and add 5 drops or so directly into the commode water to instantly freshen the area. The oil remains there until someone comes along and flushes it away. This is a fabulous way to freshen up your bathroom during the day or before company is to arrive.
  • Use 6-12 drops of Lemon essential oil in a spray bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener. Or you can diffuse Lemon essential oil to clean and disinfect the air in any room.
  • Use 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
  • Add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them.
  • Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon essential oil to disinfect and kill germs.
  • Add a drop of Lemon essential oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
  • Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
  • Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon essential oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures and toilet seats.
  • Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil to clean a butcher’s block or other cutting surfaces.
  • Put 10-15 drops of Lemon essential oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.
  • Drop a cotton ball soaked with Lemon essential oil in your vacuum bag and fill your home with the refreshing scent of lemon while vacuuming.

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