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Gifts From The Garden Series #2 – Moth Chaser Sachets

LavenderMothSachet Here is the second post featuring ideas on how you can give a bit of your garden to others for the holidays. (First post is here.)  All the ideas are simple, fast and EASY. But the best part is that you will be giving someone a bit of your time and sharing either a piece of your own garden or using all-natural garden ingredients you purchased. Who wouldn't love that?

Moth Chaser Sachets
These sachets are simple to make. Both lavender and cedar are known for their moth-repelling qualities. Tuck the sachets in with wool sweaters or linens at the end of winter to keep moths at bay. They smell much better than most moth repelling products.

This recipe makes 4-5 sachets. Just double or triple it for more. You can place several sachets in a glass jar, box or other container and attach a tag which explains how to use them.

You probably don't have dried lavender from your own garden laying around (or perhaps you do!), but store bought dried lavender works perfectly! Lavender can be found HERE or HERE. You can find cedar chips (pet bedding) at any pet supply store or HERE. Cotton muslin bags are available at tea shops, craft stores or on-line HERE. You can also use your own homemade sachet bags if you have time to make them. (The sachet in the photo above is a homemade sachet, not a tea bag.)

1 cup dried lavender
1 cup cedar chips
4-5 cotton tea bags with draw strings

In a small bowl, combine lavender and cedar chips. Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of the lavender mixture into each of the cotton tea bags. Tie closed securely. Crush them in your hand to release the scent before packing them with your wool linens. They hold their scent for about one year.

Here are other posts on Garden Crafts:

Adding Holiday Fragrance to the Home
Chamomile Hand Oil
Bay Bath Soak

Puffy Eye Treatment

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.