Moths love our clothes, but it’s the larvae that eat the textile fibers.

Moths prefer to lay in nooks of a  dark, little aired wardrobe on sweaty clothes. Moths hate lighted places and fragrance smells.

First think about cleaning, airing your closets regularly, and shake your clothes from time to time. If invasion happened, then clean your closet and all the shelves with a mixture of water and white vinegar. Wash all your clothes at 60C and then iron as well. All these actions will help you to remove these disturbing insects.

Natural anti-moths plants

  1. Lavender is an anti-parasitic and insecticide, put small sachets or take old tights and put the dried flowers in you will have in your closet and drawers.
  2. Thyme and Rosemary are anti-parasitic and insecticidal, dry some branches and put in small cloth bags or directly deposit the branch in the cabinet
  3. Lemon or orange peel, moths hate their acidity smell, planting some cloves in their skins is more efficient, moths also hate this smell.
  4. Laurel or Aleppo soap, place the dried leaves or small pieces of soap in a small net.
  5.  Mint leaves and Eucalyptus are also good repellents to install in a cup.
  6. Chestnuts has a very unpleasant smell for moths and spiders.
  7. Camphor, get some branches and place in your cupboards, the moths hate its smell. Be careful not to use for young children.
  8. Atlas Cedarwood – place some wood bark in your closet.
  9. Essential oils ( lavender, rosemary camphor, thyme, clove, Atlas cedar bark) are also very effective. Below, we present the 3 recipes to use for the whole family. Make sure that for children room you use only recipe “For Children”, because some essential oils are prohibited for children under 6 years.

For Women:

Mix in a bottle

  • 20 drops of lavender (Lavandula Augustifolia)
  • 20 drops of Atlas cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
  • 20 drops of camphor rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT camphor)

For Children:

Mix in a bottle

  • 20 drops of lavender (Lavandula Augustifolia)
  • 20 drops of Petit Grain Bigarade (Citrus aurantium var amara)
  • 20 drops of lemon essence (Citrus Limonum)

For Men:

Mix in a bottle

  • 20 drops of camphor rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT camphor)
  • 20 drops of cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
  • 20 drops of linalool thyme (Thymus vulgaris L. linaloliferum)

Put 2 drops of the mixture on our washable pads and renew every 2 weeks.

You can also add 50 ml of 50 or 70-degrees alcohol and 20 drops of the mixture to a spray bottle and spray once a week in the wardrobe.

Take care of your house and the planet.