Silica gel is a form of desiccant that adsorbs moisture and water for the purpose of protecting and extending the life of products inside the packaging. On all our packets, it is indicated "DO NOT EAT", and you may be wondering why.
In actual fact, our silica gels are non toxic and it is not poisonous, but it is not meant to be eaten. However if it was actually eaten, it is like eating clean sand. In the instance that it is accidentally eaten, it is recommended to rinse out the mouth and get something to drink, it will eventually pass out on its own.
If you are concerned are require further information, call your Poison Centre.
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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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