Every November and December we embark on our Christmas fair calendar and although its hard work it’s so rewarding because it gives me and the team a chance to meet our customers face to face, advise new customers on how our product range works to combat clothes moth and hear the lovely feedback from our regulars. One of the busiest fairs we attended was the Spirit of Christmas Fair at Kensington Olympia. We go every year and it always warms my heart when I’m in the middle of explaining our essential oil blends or how the moth box works to a new customer and one of our regulars jumps in to explain with great enthusiasm how brilliant they are. Now I’m aware that this might sound like I’m pulling your leg, but it happens frequently.This year one of our happy customers actually brought in a used moth box which was completely plastered in clothes moths, so delighted was she with how it was helping. Being presented with a sticky board full of dead clothes moths is not everyone’s cup of tea but we were delighted!
Beautifully presented, practical Christmas gifts
Working on a stand is very intensive but I always leave with renewed vigour and conviction in our products because I can see that they are genuinely helping people to rid their homes of clothes moths. So, buoyed by the ‘spirit of Christmas’, I thought I’d highlight the key products which are so popular on our stand because they double up as perfect Christmas gifts for both men and women. It’s so true that with age comes an appreciation in a beautiful gift which also has a practical purpose!
The Marvel of May Chang and Vetivert
We have two signature essential oil blends which we developed with the expertise of a perfumier and aromatherapist in the New Forest. Our principal aim was to find a blend that deters clothes moth but, they just so happen to smell delightful. The blends are unique to us, so you won’t find them anywhere else. The May Chang blend, consists of May Chang, Lavender, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Laurel, Rosemary Thyme and Clove bud. These ingredients were selected due to their historic use in deterring clothes moths and insects. The ingredients used in our products are 100% natural and organic.
The May Chang Hanging Sachets for wardrobes and Drawer sachets fly off the stand. Inside the sachet, the oil blend is infused into a stone powder ‘not cardboard’ as is common with these types of products, so our fragrance is potent and lasts for up to 6 months. This blend is also available in a whole range of luxurious products perfect for gifts, such as drawer liners, an essential oil burner with wax melts, an essential oil diffuser which can be hung on the back of a door or placed inside the wardrobe. On our Christmas Fair stand, The May Chang linen Spray is a firm favourite.
Vetivert is our second signature scent and it consists of Vetivert, Lavender, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Laurel, Rosemary, Thyme and Clove bud. This blend also deters clothes moths. The vetivert gives it a slightly woodier scent and although I don’t want to pigeonhole our fragrances in to gender, this does tend to be more popular with men. This scent is available in hanging and drawer sachets and a lovely linen spray which is 30ml so it can be stowed in hand baggage and used to freshen up a hotel wardrobe.
Are you giving the gift of cashmere?
We also provide a range of products great for storing clothes which physically help protect them from clothes moths. So, if you’re giving cashmere this year, a perfect accompaniment from our storage range would be our cashmere storage bags. These are versatile gifts because they are a beautiful way to store cashmere and knits, but they also protect your clothes from moths and dust. They are made of a soft cotton so are machine washable and are also really useful for holiday packing. If using these, we would advise popping in a drawer sachet too. For full-on clothes moth protection in storage, our knitwear bags are made of a non-woven fabric, which moths cannot penetrate but which allows your garments to breath. It has a clear plastic side so you can see what you’ve stored without opening it up.
Stocking fillers and Secret Santa’s under £10
Conscious as we are nowadays about reducing land-fill and unnecessary plastics, choosing stocking fillers and secret Santa’s can be even more challenging. I read an article the other day that Secret Santa’s were a source of anxiety for office workers! Well, here are our practical solutions.
Our knitwear comb is the perfect size and extremely useful for getting rid of pills on cashmere and knits.
Our handy sewing kit has all the items needed for an outfit emergency, invaluable for the Christmas party season. Both of these products are the prefect size for handbags.
Our Lingerie washbag is excellent at protecting delicate items in the wash such as underwired bra’s. I also put pop sock and tights in mine, so they don’t get snagged and lost during the cycle.
For clothes moth protection, our Cedar balls and refresher spray make a unusual but practical miniature gift.
So, all that’s left to say is enjoy your Christmas shopping, have a wonderful break and we’ll be back in the new year with a whole new Cedar range that we can’t wait to tell you about. The clothes moths don’t stop so nor do we!!