There is something to be said about moth balls though. When pulling our clothes off the line in late summer, we often find moths tucked into the folds. The lucky undiscovered ones make their way back into our closets to leave tiny holes in my favorite sweaters.
So, what's the alternative to stinky moth balls? I found one that's actually quite pleasant, and it seems to have worked.
Ingredients & Materials Needed:
10 Tbsp dried lavender flowers
20 drops Lavender essential oil
20 drops Cedar Wood essential oil
5 pieces of fabric, cut into squares
In a bowl, combine lavender flowers with essential oil. Stir well, until lavender fully absorbs the oils. Transfer to a glass jar, cover and store for 24 hours.
Spread each piece of fabric on a flat surface. Place 2 Tbsp of the lavender mix onto the fabric.
Pull up the corners of the fabric, and tie your ribbon tightly around the loose edges to create a ball. Secure with a blow or knot. Trim fabric.
Tuck each ball between clothing layers inside your drawers.
These homemade moth balls smell good, and they're effective!
What do you do to prevent moths from nibbling your clothes? Do you have a different recipe you can share?