Organic Lavender Cedar Sachets - Moth Repellent Prevention for Handknits Wool Yarn Fiber Storage - Five Sizes Available
There are five sizes available:
- Extra-Small, about a tablespoon (1/2 oz.), comes in an 2x3" organza bag
- Small, about 1/4 cup (2 oz.), comes in an 3x4" organza bag
- Medium, the most popular size, about 1/2 cup (4 oz.), comes in a 4x5" organza bag
- Large, about 1 cup (8 oz.), comes in a 5x6 organza bag
- Extra-Large, about 1.5 cups (12 oz.), comes in a 5x7" organza bag.
Put these sachets anywhere you want to keep woolens safe - in your yarn and fiber stash, in sweater drawers, hanging in your closet, under your bed, in your project bags - even in the bottom of your laundry basket! Anywhere dark and warm and cozy is where moths are going to hang out, so stop them in their tracks with these cedar or lavender sachets.
These sachets make lovely gifts, and are the perfect accessory choice when giving someone a handknit or heirloom piece you will want them to enjoy for years to come. Organza bag colors and prints may differ from those seen in photographs - please specify if you'd like a certain color and I will try to accommodate your request.
The dried lavender buds are organically grown in Provence, France, from the Lavandula angustifolia, or English lavender plant. This powerful herb has been used since antiquity for everything from aromatherapy to medicine. Once prized by the Greeks and Romans, modern studies have found that essential oils from this flowering plant are antimicrobial and have been proven to show potent activity against insect pests like moths.
The dark-colored heartwood of red cedar contains natural oils that repels clothes-moth larvae. These red cedar shavings from the Juniperus silicicola tree are freshly cut and untreated. When the aromatic scent fades, simply rub or squeeze your sachet to release more oils. Additionally, you can replenish the scent by dabbing essential cedar oil into the shavings.
Please remember that the best way to keep moths away is that dreaded word - CLEAN! Regularly vacuum the closet and surrounding areas. Moths like dark places such as corners, baseboards, edges of carpets, so make sure you attack those areas first. Also, moths are attracted to soiled fabric, so launder or dry clean woolens before placing them in extended storage. Store susceptible items (wool, silk, fur, and other animal fibers) in airtight boxes or bags. Sticking some lavender and cedar sachets in with them is good insurance.
Replace sachets with fresh ones annually, or dab sachets with essential oils to reinvigorate its scent. The stronger the fragrance is, the better it repels moths!