• DIY Pantry Bug Buster & Scented Drawer Sachet


    Freshen up and deter moths, insects and other pantry and wardrobe pests with these pretty scented sachets. Depending on the essential oils used, you can create a sachet for keeping drawers, cupboards and wardrobes smelling fresh, or a bug buster sachet for keeping your pantry free from ants, weevils and other insects.

    This pantry bug buster and scented drawer sachets are such a nice, practical, handmade gift idea. They are also handy to keep on hand to scent bedrooms, the bathroom, or even your car.

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    How to Make a DIY Pantry Bug Buster & Scented Drawer Sachet


    • ¼ cup white rice (white rice will absorb the essential oils more effectively)
    • ¼ cup organic dried herbs, such as dried rose petals, chamomile or lavender flowers.
    • 20 drops essential oils of choice, below we list some suggestions depending on use

    You will also need a glass bowl, scissors, twine, a tag, and garni bags with a drawstring or a piece of breathable fabric like muslin cloth that you can turn into a pouch.


    1. Add the white rice, dried herbs and essential oils to the glass bowl and mix well to combine.
    2. Scoop the filling into your drawstring bags and close. Alternatively, place your filling into the centre of your piece of fabric, gather the sides and tie with twine.
    3. Tie a tag on if desired.
    4. Leave to rest for at least 12 hours, allowing the essential oils to dry before placing with your clothes or linen.

    How To Use

    Hang your pantry bug buster and scented drawer sachet in wardrobes, place in between sheets and towels in your linen cupboard, or on your kitchen pantry shelves where desired.

    Important notes

    Before placing in your pantry, wardrobe, cupboards or drawers, first dispose of any infested food and clean the contamination source by vacuuming and wiping the area clean with vinegar and eucalyptus essential oil.

    Place all open food in airtight containers.

    For best shelf life, keep away from heat, sunlight and moisture.

    The scent will fade over time, but to refresh simply open the bag, add more essential oils, shake, close up and reuse.

    Scent Suggestions

    Clothes, sheets and towels:

    • Ylang ylang – helpful for anxiety, depression, and stress (quite strong, so best used with another scent like citrus or lavender)
    • Lavender – sleep inducing, relaxing
    • Rose geranium – rose like, fragrant
    • Citrus – uplifting

    Kitchen pantry:

    • Eucalyptus – deters pests
    • Tea tree oil – deters pests
    • Peppermint – deters pests, especially ants
    • Lemon and orange – deters pests
    • Cedarwood – deters pests, especially moths


    As with all our DIY recipes, you can experiment to suit your preferences. Many factors can change the end result, including temperature, humidity, light, ingredient quality. Some DIYs can be amended by remelting or adding ingredients, but some cannot. Please read the whole recipe before beginning and remember to have fun!

    Biome cannot issue a refund if the DIY skin care product, DIY hair care product or DIY body care product you make using our raw DIY ingredients do not perform as you’d hoped. We will, however, offer a refund if the raw DIY ingredient packaging is broken or leaking, or the ingredient itself appears to be ‘off’.

    Before using any raw DIY ingredient for the first time, please first research that ingredient’s potential benefits as well as safety precautions and possible side effects. Check with your medical professional if you have any concerns.

    If you have severe acne, very sensitive skin, or another skin concern or health condition, we recommend seeking medical advice before using any new product on your skin, whether that be a raw ingredient, a DIY product you’ve made yourself, or a commercially formulated product.

    Please exercise caution when using essential oils. If you are pregnant or have any kind of health or skin condition, we recommend you speak to your doctor before use. Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids, so use in moderation. Pure essential oils should never be used directly on the skin and should never be ingested. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. Each essential oil is unique and may not be suited to everyone. Please research potential benefits as well as safety precautions before using any essential oil. Some essential oils may interfere with medication. Check with your medical professional if you have any concerns.

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