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Peppermint For Paint Fumes

Author: Tiffany R.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 03-02-2005
Views: 10,781
Word Count: 238
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 638-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes

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While "experimenting" in the boys' room, I used silver spray paint on the wall to add a shimmering effect. Immediately I got a piercing headache.

The windows are made of one pane each and built solid into the wall so I could not open them for ventilation. I figured if you can add a bottle of Peppermint oil to a gallon of paint to dispel fumes while painting, then I could diffuse Peppermint oil to reverse the effects of smelling paint fumes.

The fumes were already gagging those in the nearby rooms of the house so I opened the front and back doors and began diffusing Peppermint in the boys' room. Within 20 minutes the smell and its effects were gone, and I was able to enter the room again and "experiment" using a different technique with a different paint.

This worked SO well that I shared it with a friend who was showing me the house she was renovating which was being painted while we toured. She is sensitive to smells and couldn't be in that atmosphere but was. She was experiencing pain in her temples and neck related to the fumes. The painter also asked if he could leave early for the day because his chest hurt from the fumes. Both of these people also experienced immediate relief when they applied the Peppermint oil directly to the area of pain.

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