No matter how carefully managed (and luxuriously arranged) your wardrobe is, moths and silverfish can be a menace.
No one wants to pull out their special evening wear or heirloom blanket and find a pesky pest has left it in tatters! Yet the overpowering smell of naphthalene mothballs can be just as off-putting to wear all day.
What’s a smart cookie to do? Here’s our top tip…
Notorious closet pests can be deterred naturally, without the need for stinky mothballs.
Cedarwood is a particularly notorious bug-zapper, as is camphor wood and eucalyptus
This is why you often see these three kinds of wood used in vintage furniture items designed for storage, like old blanket and linen chests.
You can hang blocks of cedarwood interspersed with your clothes to ward off moths, or opt for chips or balls of the wood hung in a cotton or mesh bag.
Toss them in the linen cupboard too. Top them up once a year with a few dabs of matching essential oil, and your closet will stay free of pests and smelling great!