This week’s recipe is, as the name implies, super quick and easy. And it really smells wonderful.
You will need:
Dried cloves, dried rosemary, dried thyme, a little pouch to put it all in, and a bit of string.
Mix 1/2 tsp of each of the spices and spoon it into a little pouch. Staple a small amount of string to the pouch and tie a loop on the other end of the string. Hang it over a coat hanger in your closet or fold in with boxed clothing, and it will keep everything around it smelling nice and fresh.
I’ve tried drying out used tea bags to refill them, but so far, I haven’t had much success with that. They always tear open when I try to refill them. What works best for me is opening up a nonused tea bag (saving the tea for another time), putting my spices in and stapling it closed. I’ve tried tiny cloth bags too, but the spices usually leak out between the stitches. You would need some tightly-woven fabric and really tiny stitches to contain the dried spices. Or maybe don’t use the ground spices, but whole ones instead. But ground was what I had, so that’s what I used, and it works fine. Also, in addition to the nice smell, this mixture also repels moths, without the (possible) cancer-causing effects of mothballs. Not to mention this smells way better than mothballs.