Sharing our DIY Moth repel bag recipe, plus other handy household uses for herbs

lavender-sachets-moth-repel-dryer-bagsWe’re sharing a few fragrant, old time herbal potpourri recipes you can create for everyday household use. These are  remedies that have stood the test of time. No chemicals required!

To make a Moth Repel Bag, use a muslin or organic cotton drawstring bag which allows the scent of the herbs inside to circulate without restriction.  The herbs I’ve suggested (below) are pleasant for people, but not moths! The sachets help to keep wool, angora, cashmere, and other natural animal hair fibres safe.

In all actuality, herbs do not repel moths, but rather mask the scent of most natural fibres, keeping them safely disguised from unwanted visitors.


Mint Moth Chase-Away
2 cups of dried mint, either spearmint or peppermint
1/3 cup of dried rosemary
1 cup dried Thyme
1/3 cup of ground cloves


Cedar Shaving Chaser
2 cups of cedar shavings
1/2 cup of Lavender
1/2 cup of wormwood
1/2 cup of ground cloves


Lavender  (Old French recipe)
2 cups of Lavender
1/2 cup of pennyroyal
1/2 cup of ground cloves
1 cup of dried thyme


last-of-the-lavender-harvestLavender is my ‘go-to’ herb. I’ve been known to pop a couple sachets inside the hockey skates and work boots that accumulate around our house. 😉

Sachets can also be thrown in the dryer, which will lightly scent your sheets & towels. Just give them a good squeeze after each use to release the oils from the flowers, which is what offers that lovely aromatherapy scent. The bags can be used this way, about a dozen times before the florets start to get a bit icky. Then you know it’s time to compost them, bag and all! : )

Other herbs said to ward off moths include Tansy, Sage, Santolina, and Southernwood.
* Pet owners take note: Pennyroyal is also said to repel fleas.

Have a lovely weekend! ~ Karen

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Sharing our Basil Pesto recipe – Bon Appétit!

Mmmm, Pesto.

fresh-basil-pesto-recipe-wfsDrizzle it over pasta, mix it in salads, or top it on cooked veggies such as green beans, asparagus, or artichoke.

Please feel free to print (and/or) share our recipes!

Just a note about the ingredients in this pesto.. I like to mix it up a bit sometimes by adding spinach, pine nuts, and  just hint of our own locally made herbal vinegar. Yum!

Bon Appétit!

DIY Herbal Bath Tub Tea – Create your own herbal packets for the bath – from the garden, naturally!

Calendula Chamomile Lavender in Jar with scoop - bath Wall Flower Studio smIt’s very easy to create your own bath tea bags with herbs. Gathered together here are  Lavender, Chamomile & Calendula. Botanical Blast Facial TeaAll you’ll need, apart from the herbs is an iron and some empty teabags.

Simply mix together all of the ingredients together and fill the bags about 3/4’s full. Iron them shut and you have yourself a packet of herbal goodies that can be tossed right in your bath, or shared with friends!

If you don’t happen to have any empty teabags on hand, simply use a small cotton bag or cheesecloth tied with a ribbon! Or, mix your herbs together and fill a glass jar with them. Makes a lovely hostess Lavender Dryer Sachets at Wall Flower Studiogift if you tie a little wooden scoop on it with some raffia.

I started making my own bath products and cosmetics years ago when I came to the realization that many large cosmetic companies include all kinds of toxic chemicals in the products that I was using.

Now I feel immense pleasure and satisfaction, creating products not only for myself, but for my lovely customers, too.

Have fun and happy bathing!