After sharing photos of my new shelves with friends, someone asked me if I was afraid that the moths would get into my yarn. I wasn’t afraid until she put that idea in my head. We really haven’t had any problems with moths (knock on wood) and I hope I don’t have any now but I will keep a close watch for them.
Then this morning I was watching a podcast while on the treadmill and the podcaster was talking about essential oils. I had forgotten that I read somewhere that lavender scent repels moths and I happened to have a lot of lavender essential oils on hand! I also had some hexipuffs (small stuffed hexagon shaped knitted items) that I thought about making into a blanket but I gave up. I decided that I could put the lavender essential oils on them and put them on each shelf with my yarn. Then hopefully they would repel any moths and it would make my office smell nice!
I thought this would be a fun lesson for students to do. I would have them find out natural insect repellents or natural home remedies that could be used. It is also important to point out that some people may have allergies so not everything should be used or not everything works for everybody. I think they would be surprised at what they would find out. Then I would have them present their 3 most surprising research to the class.
Do you use any natural insect repellents or natural home remedies? If so, please share.