Essential Oil to Keep Moths Away From Clothes

Print this articleTo prevent moths from invading your closet and damaging your clothes, make your own homemade moth repellent. Store-bought mothballs work as a repellent, but they contain unhealthy chemicals. Naphthalene, the main ingredient found in mothballs, can cause changes in red blood cells and is harmful if inhaled over time. Making a homemade moth repellent with essential oils is a safe, yet effective method of protecting your garments from potential damage from these pesky critters.

Related Searches:Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need10 to 15 drops lavender essential oilClean cotton ballSmall mesh sachet bag6-inch stringSuggest Edits1

Pour 10 to 15 drops lavender essential oil onto a clean cotton ball.


Place the cotton ball into a small mesh sachet bag.


Pull the drawstrings of the mesh sachet bag together, to close the bag tightly.


Tie one end of a 6-inch string around the top of the mesh sachet.


Tie the other end of the string to a hanger or closet rod, to repel moths.

Tips & Warnings

Lemongrass or rosemary essential oils may be used as a substitute for lavender essential oil.

Keep essentials oils out of reach of small children and animals.

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