Peppermint Soap Uses

by Lisanne Jensen ; Updated September 28, 2017

Soap made with peppermint essential oil has many uses.

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Peppermint essential oil soap isn't just for cleansing the body. According to Organic Facts, peppermint has many health benefits and is \"the world’s oldest medicine.\" Read on to learn some different uses for peppermint essential oil soap.

Freshening Undergarments

Place a bar of peppermint essential oil soap in the corner of your sock, underwear or lingerie drawer to freshen your undergarments before wearing them.

Knitting Projects

Many knitters and crocheters place a small bar of peppermint essential oil soap in their yarn storage container to keep the fibers smelling good.

Washing Your Pet

Washing your dog or cat with peppermint essential oil soap is a good way to get rid of fleas, dandruff and other hair and skin conditions.

Stress Reliever

The fragrance of peppermint essential oil soap is relaxing and soothing and can help calm you down during a panic attack or stressful time. Stash a small bar in your purse or pocket, and inhale the soap when necessary.


According to Organic Facts, peppermint essential oil soap has a cooling effect on the skin, brightens dull skin and improves oily skin. Therefore, it's a perfect remedy for those suffering from acne.


Give peppermint soaps as gifts for a variety of occasions, such as Mother's Day, birthdays, or Christmas (stocking stuffers). Combine the soaps with a bath pouf and coordinating washcloth in a basket for a bath gift set.

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About the Author

Originally from Indiana but now based in upstate New York, Lisanne Jensen has written professionally since 1988. Her journalism career includes government and features reporting for several Indiana newspapers, book editing, and marketing/graphic design. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and French from Indiana University.