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Old June 29, 2017   #24
NewWestGardener
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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!



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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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