Did you know that mice may still go in and out of cars during the summer in search of food!? I was devastated after learning this and hearing from others that they continue to have mouse issues in the summer.
Mice are not very fond of mint and it is commonly used as an effective repellent.
Here is a great non-toxic DIY recipe that will freshen up your car and also help keep those pesky mice away.
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil. Be sure to use a high quality and organic oil. I like this one.
- Add 15 drops of peppermint oil to 1 cup per baking soda. Mix thoroughly with a fork. Allow to dry at least overnight.
- Sprinkle the interior of your car with baking soda mixture. Let the baking soda sit for about a half hour.
- Vacuum up the baking soda with a shop vac. You can even leave some underneath your floor mats to help keep the scent lingering for a longer time.
This is a great way to freshen up your interior AND make mice run the other way.
What other tips do you have for keeping mice out of vehicles?
Please be cautious when using essential oils. Peppermint EO is typically not recommended for children under 6 years or age or pregnant/nursing women.
I am not an aromatherapist. Please consult with a professional if you have any questions or concerns!