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al_spinner
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USA
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Posted - 07/04/2004 :  6:09:52 PM  Show Profile Send al_spinner a Private Message
I'm confused as to whether lavender is a good moth repellent. I've heard conflicting stories, some people seem to say it works well, other say it has the opposite effect and actually ATTRACTS moths...Does anyone have the final word on this??

Aurelie

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Posted - 07/04/2004 :  6:37:57 PM  Show Profile  Send Licensed2Cook a Yahoo! Message Send Licensed2Cook a Private Message
No clue, but I've heard that bay leaves are a good deterrent.

Dee
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unorthodox
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Posted - 07/04/2004 :  10:59:27 PM  Show Profile Send unorthodox a Private Message
here is just one of many articles proclaiming the virtues of lavender. i, for one, love it and do use it amongst my huge stash of yarn. (i also grow it in just about every corner of our yard.) http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_lavender.htm#lavender_parts

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letti
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USA
164 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2004 :  04:48:13 AM  Show Profile Send letti a Private Message
Fell in love with Lavender at a very young age. Love making a cup of lavender tea before going to bed. Great site.

Letti

"Anybody is liable to fall off a tightrope in any land, I thought, and God help you if you fall the wrong way."
Langston Hughes
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Jane
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Posted - 07/05/2004 :  05:09:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message
Lavender plus pennyroyal has always worked for me! And the lavender scent is so relaxing, too...

Jane

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unorthodox
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Posted - 07/05/2004 :  08:42:06 AM  Show Profile Send unorthodox a Private Message
be careful

to dry your lavender in a way that does not damage the flowers. if using within the storage bin of your yarn, and be careful that all "critters" have been successfully "relocated." there are chips sold that are lavender scented which can be purchased at LYS's & online. however, a cotton ball with some lavender essential oil would be just as effective. i have done both. an added benefit is the GLORIOUS scent you may have while knitting with your MOTH-FREE yarn.

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