Just to throw it out there, all our silica gels and desiccants can be reactivated. This is the reason why we include some (if not all) orange indicating beads into the silica gel packets. The main purpose of these orange silica gels are to indicate whether the silica gels have been used (saturated). The way to tell is that the orange beads will turn green.
We do not advise you to reuse silica gels because the process can be troublesome and tedious, but we still want to let you know that our silica gels are indeed reusable.
How to regenerate your silica gels?
A microwave can be used to draw out water from the silica gels and to render it fit to be reused.
1) Remove silica gel beads from the packaging
2) Place the silica gels in a microwavable container
3) Set the microwave to a medium heat
4) Heat the silica gels
5) Remove the silica gels and mix with a spoon (Repeat steps 4 and 5 if necessary)
It takes about 6-8 minutes to 1kg silica gel. The beads will turn back to orange once they ready.
Please do this at your own discretion.
You can use silica gel to dry flowers. Silica gel is a type of desiccant which absorbs a ton of moisture. As such it is highly suitable to be used for this purpose.
Materials needed include your flowers, silica gel, and a container with an airtight lid.
To start, place one layer of silica gel at the bottom of the container. Add the flowers to the container and add on silica gels onto the top of the flowers as required. The silica gel will absorb all of the water from your flowers within a few days.
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