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Better Smelling Dresser Drawers

by Penny Keay

Don't you just hate opening up a dresser drawer where you have seasonal clothing stored?

Well, you can remedy this 'storage' smell very easily. You can use these scented drawer liners in all dresser drawers or even on closet shelving.

Simply go to your local home decorating or lumbar yard (we have Menards, Home Depot, Lowe's; not to mention other privately owned building supply stores). Look in the discontinue items bins in the Wall paper isle.

What you are looking for is plain wall paper, not vinyl coated, not prepasted. But plain wallpaper. Most of the time you can find rolls very cheap - a couple dollars for a roll.

Since they will be in the bottom of the drawer and not really seen, any design will do. Of course if it is a design you like, it's a bonus!

Cut your paper to fit your drawers. Then roll the paper up and place in a heavy plastic bag. Add several drops of your favorite essential oils to a few cotton balls.

Seal all inside for several days so the essential oils can penetrate the paper. Then simply place in your drawers, add your clothing and next spring you won't dread opening the drawers!

You can use blotting paper, or plain unprinted newspaper. (If you have a newspaper printer or print shop in the area, often times you can get the ends of the big paper rolls very cheap too.)

Favorite oils to use for this project include but are not limited to Lavender, Rose, Geranium, Lemon, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, and Marjoram. Pick your favorite oil or blend a new scent.

Another item that is simple to make are sachets. We have a Lavender Sachets Do it Yourself Kit. It makes 8 muslin filled sachets, simple to make and use.

Quick sachet - take a stray sock. Roll it in a ball, turn the outer cuff around the ball, Then apply your favorite essential oil. Apply as needed. These sit quietly in your dresser drawer or closet and when you are tired of it - simply toss it out!

Pest Control using essential oils

Essential oils can also be used to repel moths and other insects.

Commonly used essential oils for use in your dresser or wardrobe (closet) are: Lavender, Rosemary, Marjoram and Chamomile.

If you are storing woolens and don't have access to a cedar chest, you can use Cedarwood essential oil to repel those nasty moths too. Of course you may have your favorite essential oils you prefer to place in these confining spaces.

Simply place several drops of your favorite oil on a cotton ball or tissue and place in the dresser or wardrobe.

In a closet, you may want to hang one of the Terra Cotta Disc inside of a Muslin bag or Organza Bag. You can then add more oils as you feel you need to your Terra Cotta Disc. These hold more essential oils in them, so will be able to diffuse oils for several days or weeks at a time.

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