What is amazing is that all kinds of mint will perform the beneficial function. Rubbing the leaves of mint on the skin will give wonderful results, since it is a fragrant mosquito repellent. Mint is a plant that is easily grown, but it should not be planted in the ground, but in pots instead. If mint is planted in the ground, it will spread and take over everything. You can rub the leaves on your skin for a fragrant mosquito repellent.