Homemade Moth Repellants (Moth Balls)
I’m sure no one wants to admit they have crawlies in their cupboards (God no – me?? Never!).
However – just in case of emergency I have come up with an utterly frugal way of keeping them all at bay. Not wanting tons of chemicals in the house, I did a bit of research and found that moths & silverfish and the like hate the smell of not only cedarwood (your traditional moth balls) but also cinnamon, cloves and bay.
That being the case I grabbed a few of each and set about making my own wardrobe hanging moth repellants!
As I said these are so delightfully frugal that I only had to purchase 2 small bags of cedarwood balls for a grand wallet breaking total of $4. The muslin cloth I used was actually an old frayed baby wrap destined for the trash and the cloves, cinnamon stick and bay leaves came out of my pantry. I made a little mix of each, wrapped it in the cloth like a little parcel and tied the top with an elastic band. Then I just added a bit of ribbon to allow me to tie it up to the clothes rail.
Such a top idea! I’m in love. Goodbye wardrobe creepies. Now to stop thinking of Christmas Cake everytime I try and get dressed..!