Sometimes its nice to get a gift that is feminine, beautiful and functional.
Give the women in your life a set of three lavender sachets.
Our lavender sachets are elegant and functional. These sheer 3.5" x 1" x 5.5" purple and lavender organza sachets with satin drawstring ties are filled with dried lavender flowers. They look pretty and they smell even better.
Place one in your lingerie drawer, sweater drawer or chest, t-shirt drawer and special comfort drawer where you place items that will make you smile.
Tuck a sachet inside your pillow case to give it the sweet floral scent of lavender.
Surprise your house guests and place a sachet on each of their pillows to make them feel welcome and encourage rest and relaxation.
Our lavender sachets make beautiful favors for weddings and showers. They also make great bridesmaid's gifts when given as a boxed set.
A healthy alternative to toxic moth balls
Lavender is a natural moth repellant and a real alternative to the damaging chemicals some people use to protect their fabrics. In the olden days moth balls were made of camphor which was natural and came from the wood and bark of the camphor tree. But now they are made of either naphthalene or pardichlorobenzene both of which are toxic chemicals.
Moth balls work by sublimating or "off gassing" these toxic chemicals. This kills the moths but guess what, its not good for humans either, Unless you pack your clothing with the moth balls in air tight containers which most people do not do.
For either of these chemicals to be effective, they need to be placed with the clothing in a sealed container so the fumes can build up and kill the moths. In a sealed atmosphere like this, the fumes are not harmful to people because they are contained. The main threat would occur when opening the containers, or from wearing clothes immediately after opening (especially a problem for infants). A solution is to open the containers outside and let the clothes hang and air out for a day before wearing.
We all seem to have an aunt whose entire house smells like moth balls, and we have all walked into public restrooms where the smell of paradichlorobenzene is nearly overpowering. Are these fumes healthy? The answer is "probably not." If you read the chemical descriptions in the links, you will find that neither of these chemicals is particularly good for people to breathe on a regular basis. Airing out clothes is a way to limit exposure.
Mothballs have been around for years. They were what every mother used to keep the moths out of winter and summer clothes. The mothballs would be placed in a trunk to also keep the clothes deodorized. People used mothballs under their sofa cushions and in drawers and closets and under rugs. They were placed everywhere. Mothballs were the most inexpensive deodorizer to buy, so they were purchased in large quantities and used most frequently.
Now we find out that mothballs contain naphthalene, which is a poison if inhaled. Mothballs can cause nausea, vomiting and headaches. Other signs of illness are shortness of breath, coughing and burning eyes.
Most people use them today without realizing their side effects. Children that have glucose problems can become severely ill. Having clothing just removed from a storage trunk and put on can cause the naphthalene to enter through the skin.
Children that play in the home and reach under the sofa can ingest one by placing a mothball in their mouth. Caution must be taken to rid the home of every mothball there is. Sometimes this isn't easy since there are flakes that are usually scattered and come in tiny slivers. They have to be vacuumed or swept up; try to contain the fumes in the process. After removing all the mothballs and flakes, empty the vacuum cleaner bag and discard it immediately outdoors.
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