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DIY Moth Repellent Sachets

Moth Repellent sachets
Living in the Pacific Northwest requires moth repellent. Growing up in North Carolina, a moth getting anywhere near my favorite sweaters was practically a nonissue. Windows were usually closed up all summer (I always say it was 68 degrees all year long). But here in Seattle, air conditioning is not the norm, and windows are usually open during the warmer months. I actually kind of forgot about those pesky moths until a few summers ago when several of our sweaters were eaten up. Now every Spring, our sweaters are cleaned well, folded and stored for the season, and I make up a big batch of this lavender and cedar mix and fill up lots of muslin bags. It seems to work, and has the added benefit of making our closet smell great.

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DIY Moth Repellent Sachets

Supplies:

(For those local to Seattle or willing to order online, I bought everything I needed at Zenith Supplies for about $14 for 16 sachets.)
Moth Repellent Sachets
 
The aroma beads soak up the Cedarwood essential oil. (Nice to use in a closet all year round.)
Moth Repellent Sachets
 
Let the aroma beads soak up the oil overnight. They should feel dry to the touch after absorbing the oil. In the photo below left, I’d just added the oil. The right photo was taken the next morning.
 
Moth Repellent Sachets
I can’t leave anything alone and decided to use my hand carved stamps on the bags.
Moth Repellent Sachets
 
Mix the aroma beads together with the lavender. I always do more lavender than beads, but this is just personal preference.
Moth Repellent Sachets
Moth Repellent Sachets
 
Be warned that making these can cause you to spend an unnecessary amount of time cleaning your closet. Stuff these all around your sweaters (and make enough to put in your drawers as well). You can also soak a few cotton balls with the cedar oil and put them in your drawers.
Our closet smells amazing!
Moth Repellent Sachets
 
Moth Repellent Sachets