Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has all the time been one in every of my favorites, I simply by no means actually observed how helpful it was as a mosquito repellent till I used to be in highschool. When I used to be rising up my household would go to our ranch within the mountains in the summertime after us youngsters have been out of faculty. I by no means actually observed it as a baby however despite the fact that there was a whole lot of water round we by no means had issues with mosquitoes. There was nonetheless a whole lot of wild mint. In highschool, one of many organizations that I used to be concerned with was the FFA and yearly they’d what was name the Ag Tour. We would spend a couple of week touring throughout the state visiting completely different agricultural companies after which we needed to write a report on what we discovered and which tour was our favourite and why. One of these excursions was of Rainbow Gardens in Kalispell, Montana. It was an interesting place to go to and one of many issues that they instructed us on that tour was that when the peppermint and spearmint have been rising they did not have hardly any mosquitoes round. They additionally gave us every a bottle of peppermint important oil and a bottle of spearmint important oil. This was after I remembered the identical factor from my childhood, nevertheless it was a really busy week and the information received pushed to the again of my thoughts.