Cedarwood mothballs smell way better than your traditional white mothballs, made from a chemical in coal tar. Cedarwood has been used for centuries to prevent moth holes in fine clothing and rugs. Lavender is also an effective deterrent. It may help keep away the larvae of the common cloth moth, Tineola bisselliella, who especially loves to eat wool.
Try this easy recipe for Cedarwood Mothballs, using lavender and cedarwood essential oil. It can help keep the moths from eating your sweaters.
For an old cedarwood chest, This works great. Wear gloves. Then, in a cup, mix in 1 tsp of murphy’s oil soap with the oils, plus about 1/8 cup of water. Soak the mix onto a paint brush or rag. Apply onto the cedarwood chest to refresh the cedarwood smell. Allow to dry before putting things back into the chest.
They waited for the elevator. “Most people love butterflies and hate moth,” he said. “But moths are more interesting – more engaging.”
“Some are, a lot are, but they live in all kinds of ways. Just like we do.” Silence for one floor.
“There’s a moth, more than one in fact, that lives only on tears,” he offered. “That’s all they eat or drink.”
“What kind of tears? Whose tears?”
“The tears of large land mammals, about our size. The old definition of moth was: anything that gradually, silently eats, consumes, or wages any other thing.”
― Thomas Harris,
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), Professional NAHA and AIA Member, LMT
Post Updated: 12/31/18