There are many ways to use these scented blocks. Our intent when these were originally designed was to use the Cupboard Keepers as an alternative to moth balls, but our customers have come up with so many great ideas as well.
Some of the uses include scenting the traditional clothing drawers, wardrobes and linen cupboards as well as pantry cupboards (eucalyptus and spice are especially good here), toilets, bathrooms, laundry cupboards where it gets a bit damp, cars, even the office to help scent the space.
We had one lady write to me and say that she had placed a Cupboard Keeper in the bedside cabinet drawer in her mother’s room at a nursing home and now her mother has a much nicer, brighter smelling room, and her mother is addicted to opening her drawer to catch a breath of uplifting citrus scents.
We find that many people keep the wrapping on and then just slit the plastic packaging along the ‘rails’ of the design side of the cupboard keeper when the scent fades a little. This allows an increased amount of scent to escape the packaging. Then they gradually unwrap the block as needed until it is completely ‘naked’’. At this point the wax can be scraped back to allow more scent to evaporate from the new surface. This way the block should last a significant amount of time.
Alternatively we have had many people tell me that they place the completely unwrapped cupboard keepers directly amongst their linen and clothes. Another person has told me that she places her cupboard keepers in socks first when she places them in her woollies drawer.
How long with the Cupboard Keeper last?
This is like asking how long is a piece of string. It all really depends on how much of the scent evaporates from the cupboard keeper block. The time a scent lasts is a function of exposure to air, heat and the area that the scent is exposed to.
For example, if you keep your cupboard keeper in the plastic and in a small space such as a drawer then the scent would last many times longer than say a unwrapped cupboard keeper in an open space such as a toilet.
Having said this, most unwrapped cupboard keepers kept in drawers are still happily scenting their clothing companions over 12 to 18 months after purchase.
Ingredients:Wax, Essential Oils, Stearic Acid, Herbs and flowers.