Let’s Champion Cedarwood
Guardian of the Garments
Hiding in your wardrobe between caps, coats and cardigans all is not what it seems…the female clothes moth is busy laying miniscule eggs which are poised to hatch, invade and disintegrate your favourite gear.
Thanks to warmer weather and central heating, moths are hanging around for longer and their larvae are mighty eating machines.
Here’s a quick lepidopterology lesson (that’s the study of moths to you and me😉) around 50 eggs are laid at a time, the larvae feast for 50 days, they become pupae and wrap themselves in a silken case and continue feasting, they become moths and carry on this cycle from May to October. Holey moley! you better take action but most of us cannot stand the unnatural, chemical laden smell of mothballs.
Thankfully, nature can lend a hand.
Cedarwood – The Champion Moth Slayer
The oil of red cedar is known to kill off clothes moth larvae; simply add cedarwood essential oil to cotton balls and place them in your closet, on your hangers and inside storage boxes. Not only are the moths repelled; ants ticks and fleas despise it too.
There’s so much more
Who knew that the oil from this tree could be so beneficial to your health and wellness? With it’s anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, tonic, diuretic, sedative, and insecticidal properties it has a wide diversity of uses.
Qualified aromatherapists are able to blend this oil professionally and safely to assist clients suffering from; eczema, hair thinning, dry scalp, arthritis pain, tension, fungal infections, ADHD and acne.
On a Final note…
Cedarwood contains cedrol, a natural sedative that can relieve tension and stress. It has a soothing and calming effect on the mind and body. If your wardrobe is in your bedroom then this long lingering woody scent with citrus undertones brings you a double win – “bye bye bugs and hello sleep”
Throw the moth balls away – cedarwood is here to stay.
5th September 2020