Conventional wool yarns and textiles are chemically treated to make them moth-proof. Organic wool is not chemically treated at any stage of growing or processing and needs to be stored correctly to protect it from moths.
Organic wool yarns or organic wool knits need to be stored away over the summer months in a sealed container or chest. Camphor or cedar chest are ideal because both woods produce strong aromas that repel moths.
Most modern mothballs are made from poison.
Making your own natural mothballs will give your woolies extra protection. So, here is a simple and fun recipe for DIY mothballs.
There are many herbs with strong aromic properties that are know to repel moths. To make our natural herbicide mothballs use any three herbs from the following list:
In addition to herbs you can use camphor laurel or cedar shavings.
Cut out little pockets from fabric. Sew them up and stuff them with the herbicide potpourri.
When folding away your woolies put one herbal mothball in with each garment. They are good for one to two years.