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Old June 29, 2017   #24
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That's what basils are used for in China, as an insect repellent, not for fine cuisine. Isn't that interesting you are using it the same way!

Originally Posted by zackeysmom View Post
I apply fresh basil oil to my skin to prevent mosquito bites. I take about 12 leaves off of the plant. I crush them in my hands and rub it over my skin. My husband got bit within a 1/2 hour and he used Deet. I never got bit that day with the Basil oil. I grew Stinging Nettles in a 3 gallon pot. I know most people hate them in their yards. It makes an awesome tea. It is medicinal. I am very interested in medicinal herbs. Conventional medicines don't work for me.
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