Using basil as an insect repellant
We had 15 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Debbie. That created tons of mosquitos. I hate using Off. It burns my skin. I noticed when I was outside (without Off on) working with my basil plant I didn't get bit at all by the mosquitos. So the next day I cut about a dozen leaves off and crushed them in my hands. I rubbed the oil on my exposed skin. I only had one mosquito bite.