Well, I have to say, I never really liked lavender.
I mean, it has a potent smell, always made me sneeze.
I couldn’t understand other people’s love of it.
I was given an old bottle of Lavender perfume from the 50’s
and I didn’t appreciate it at all.
But strangely, my mind has been changed!
What has brought on my u-turn?
MOTHS! Yes moths!
After hearing stories about my friend’s vintage
collections being devastated by moth larvae.
We had had no damage so far luckily, But i wanted to
take steps to ensure the least amount of deterioration
to our wardrobes!
I did some research and discovered that they don’t like lavender!!
I went straight onto the Amazon and ordered 60 small bags of it!
I took all of my suits and jackets outside, shook them,
let them air in the summer breeze, they popped a lavender bag
onto each and every hanger!
This is the reason people have used lavender for centuries amongst their clothes!
I had a think, and wondered how they would get access to our house
and my thoughts took me to summer when we need to open the bedroom window!
So we went straight down to the nursery!
Frankie got the drill out, and within a short while
we had a lovely new addition to the front of our home!
and looks pretty out of the window too!
Pretty view now.
It may not deter them from coming in
I’m no expert, but I do like it
the past week we have had the window open
due to the heat, and the aroma drifts in
through the evening.
I feel en-powered by it!
To protect me from moth damage!
We even keep a bag in the van as an air freshner!
Just give it a squeeze now and again!
Go ahead! Lavish yourself in lavender, stroke it’s leaves and inhale
it’s quite magical, and I no longer sneeze!
Shoes from rocketoriginals.co.uk
Hat-gloves-boucle top-skirt-sunglasses (from deadmensspex.com ) are all original 50’s
now where’s one of the poodles?
Top tip!! If you do find your clothes are being chomped by moth larvae
the best way to get rid of them is to vacuum bag your garments and
freeze them, for a few weeks!