We seem to routinely find tiny holes in some of our clothes after they’ve been stored in the closet for a while. And unwilling to buy toxic moth balls, I searched for a natural method of getting rid of them and found that there are more ways than just using cedar.
If you haven’t discovered Mountain Rose Herbs yet, please check them out. I buy all my cocoa butter and shea butter and beeswax from them for making natural skincare products, but I also buy all my dried herbs there, too. These herbs come in handy for making scrubs and herbal baths, but they are essential for this natural, herbal moth repellent.
You could also grow some of these, like rosemary and lavender, which are relatively easy to grow. And some of these items like cloves and cinnamon are, of course, available in the spice section at the grocery store. Be creative. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make this natural remedy against moths.
Moth-Repelling Herbs and Spices
Herb Combinations to Try
- 2 Tablespoons dried lemon peel /2 Tablespoons dried rosemary / 1 Tablespoon cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks (broken) / 2 Tablespoons dried orange peels / 2 Tablespoons lavender
- 2 Tablespoons dried peppermint / 1 Tablespoon cloves / 2 Tablespoons dried orange peels
Mix it up. Try new combinations and definitely mix up what smells great to you! After all, your clothes may end up with a subtle hint of whatever natural fragrance you pick!
To use them effectively in our closets and boxes packed away for the season, I like to stuff a little sachet bag with a couple tablespoons of two or three dried herbs, and place the bags inside the clothes boxes with lids tightly secured. Or sometimes I just hang one on a hanger right next to my clothes in the closet.
Where to Find Sachet Bags
- Of course, you could make your own.
- Order cotton muslin bags at Mountain Rose Herbs.
- Save the ones that little gifts come in. (Like the little Brighton jewelry gift sachets.)
- Use plastic sandwich bags, and poke holes in them with a fork.
- Order them (for really cheap) here.
- Use old pantyhose. (I know. No, I don’t own any. Not one single pair. But if you do, then you’re in luck!)
What’s your favorite natural moth repellent?
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