Concerned about chemical exposures? Then it’s time to mothball those, er, mothballs. In early 2005, the government listed naphthalene, the primary ingredient in mothballs, as a carcinogen. To keep moths out of your drawers safely, sprinkle a few drops of cedarwood oil inside. Or make your own natural moth-repellent bags with this recipe from Care2: Mix 2 ounces of dried rosemary and mint, 1 ounce each dried thyme and American ginseng, and 8 ounces of whole cloves.
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