Add 1-2 drops of peppermint oil to your bottled water. This flavors the water, gives it an illusion of sweetness, and adds no calories! Deliciously refreshing!!
peppermint oil and peppermint extract are not the same thing. Peppermint oil is EXTREMELY concentrated. It comes in tiny bottles and is used mainly for candy flavoring. Only use 1-2 drops as any more will be overpowering.
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I put a couple drops of pure peppermint extract, or even add some fresh peppermint leaves, to my water. Icy cold water with a hint of peppermint is so lively, and the peppermint scent actually helps cut food cravings -- and no calories!
Try other natural extracts as well, like a dash of orange flower water, for instance.
Figure out the ants’ main points of entry—windowsill, doorway, baseboards—and sprinkle those places with any of the following... Cayenne pepper, Chili powder, Cinnamon, Sage, Whole cloves, Bay leaves, Cream of tartar, Salted cucumber peelings, Dried peppermint leaves or peppermint oil Distilled white vinegar Lemon juice and peel—mix it with water and wash the kitchen floor, Baby powder, Uncooked white or brown rice You can also sprinkle the above items in food pantries or cupboards.
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