For Drying Flower
Moisture absorbers eliminate to increase moisture in the environment and prevent damage effects affected by moisture.
To solve this problem, the high capability of moisture absorbers are available to prevent the unpleasant odor; mold & mildew which are frequently growing damp areas caused by moisture. Silica gel is one of the best moisture absorber, those packets which contain silica gel beads, prevent moisture from any type of enclosed space. Silica gel moisture absorber is widely used today with its unique properties that can be exploited for moisture absorption purposes.
Silica gel is made from sodium silicate, having very strong adsorbing quality because silica gel is more solid than other adsorbers. However, silica gel is having a high surface area around 800m2/g allows water adsorbs readily when the temperature near or high than 40 degree Celsius.
A micro pored, non-toxic, DMF free, and organic type silica gel, which doesn't have any side effects on food and pharmaceutical and has excellent reusable properties which make them cost-effective for long term usable. The packaging material is safe from moisture for a long time, because of silica gel is hydro sorbent and more effective on dehydrated food products which can be reactivated also for reuse of silica gel packets.
Silica gel is an absorbent desiccant that effectively draws out moisture, making it the ideal way to dry flowers while maintaining their shape, color, and delicate details. Silica gel absorbs moisture effectively - keeping their color, shape, and delicate details preserved through drying.
Silica gel makes for an efficient and gentle process of flower drying, slowly drawing moisture out from petals and other parts of a plant to preserve them. Air drying or pressing are not as reliable methods in protecting vibrant color petals from wilting and losing vibrancy compared to silica gel drying methods.
Silica gel makes drying flowers simple and efficient. Here's how it works:
- Select a container. A large, non-crowded vase works best. An airtight shallow lidded shallow container would also work.
- Prepare the flowers by trimming their stems to your desired length, removing any extra leaves, and making sure that all dirt and debris has been eliminated from their surroundings.
- Add silica gel to the container, being careful to evenly cover its base. Place flowers gently atop of it, making sure that none are touching each other or touching any side of the vessel.
- Cover flowers with extra silica Gel: Gently pour silica over each flower, taking care to cover its petals as well as other parts. Take extra precaution not to damage their petals if possible !
- Seal Your Container: Use the lid to seal off your container and create an airtight atmosphere, helping silica gel absorb moisture more effectively. Doing this will increase its capacity for moisture absorption.
- Allow time for drying: For large and thick bouquets, place the container in a cool area where silica gel will gradually remove moisture from them, preserving their beauty while drying.
- Removing Flowers: After the gel has set, carefully separate the flowers from its surface using a soft bristled brush, taking care not to damage delicate petals.
Silica gel can be reused multiple times. Rejuvenating it after drying flowers by baking at low temperatures to remove moisture can help rejuvenate its moisture-absorbing capabilities, giving you another useable silica gel product for future flower drying projects.
Silica Gel for Flower Drying
To dry a fresh flower in your microwave you need to have a large microwave glass jar, a glass container, and finally silica gel. Then wait for the silica gel to completely cool. The container space should be wide; so that the flowers will not touch the container side. Silica gel is shifted over tops of flowers until they are covered.