Since you should be storing your winter clothes
right about now, you may be thinking about non-toxic alternatives to moth balls. If you aren't you should be. Not only can accidental ingestion make a person or pet very sick, but just inhaling the vapors can cause a health hazard.
It is really easy to make your own moth repellent sachets
, and they actually smell good. No harmful vapors, no toxins, just herbs, spices, and wood chips.
You'll need cheesecloth or muslin bags, and any combination of the following dried herbs:
- lavender buds
- cedar chips
- cinnamon sticks
- dried lemon peel
Tip Nuts has some specific recipes for combining these herbs into sachets to repel moths
. However, it is really easy just to take a bit of your favorites from the list, fill a muslin bag (or some cheesecloth tied with a pretty ribbon) and place among your winter clothes.
If you want to make them extra pretty, see Anna's post on repurposing vintage tablecloths into lovely sachets