Printed from www.care2.com Healthy Alternatives to Moth Balls - How-To Inspired by and adapted from Home Enlightenment: Practical, Earth-friendly Advice for Creating a Nurturing, Healthy, and Toxin-Free Home and Lifestyle, by Annie B. Bond (Rodale, 2005). Simple Solution It was sobering to see that naphthalene, the main ingredient in conventional moth balls was recently listed as a registered carcinogen by the U.S. government. How many homes have that memorable smell impregnating their sweater chests and closets? Natural moth repellents are the only safe choice, and their fragrances are effective. If you have mothballs in your house, put them in the trash, and air anything that holds their smell in the sun as often as possible. Here is how to make an easy and effective moth repellent sachet: This recipe will fill about a dozen sachets. You can buy herbs in bulk at almost any health food store: 2 ounces each dried rosemary and mint 1 ounce each dried thyme and American ginseng 8 ounces whole cloves Mix herbs and place some in the center of a bandanna or handkerchief (or in a muslin tea-bag, available at health food stores). Tie with a ribbon. Shop for Supplies Home Enlightenment http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=caremailgreeting&o=1& p=8&l=as1&asins=1579548113&fc1=000000&=1&lc1=0000f f&bc1=000000<1=_blank&IS2=1&f=ifr&bg1=ffffff&f=i fr Disclaimer: Care2.com does not warrant and shall have no liability for information provided in this newsletter or on Care2.com. Each individual person, fabric, or material may react differently to a particular suggested use. It is recommended that before you begin to use any formula, you read the directions carefully and test it first. Should you have any health care-related questions or concerns, please call or see your physician or other health care provider.