|Wayana Indians, French Guiana|
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
"In your drawers and wardrobes, choose bags of lavender or cedar chips, which smell so much nicer than mothballs. Protect delicate woolen clothes by keeping them in sealed boxes."
- From the book '365 Ways to save the Earth', by Philippe Bourseiller
Personal Note: While doing research for a project once I also found Vetiver roots to be a good insect repellent. Here are a few interesting products made specially for insect repelling:
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Also available at zen-zen
|Product Source: Cote Bastide|
|Product Source: Seven Hopes United|
Another natural repellent very popular in India are Neem leaves. My mom would simply scatter the leaves at the base of the shelf before lining it with cloth or paper.