Incredibly creative methods for reusing flower debris around the house
We all give flowers to the Gods at home, but we don't know what to do with them when they dry up the next day. Most of us throw them away or put them under a tree in a temple, which adds to the waste in the world. If you didn't already know, there are some very interesting ways to use the waste from flowers. A designer house in Singapore has started a business that is good for the environment by recycling the floral waste from temples. The fabrics made from this waste are used to make designer clothes. These people can give us some ideas about how to use the flowers that have died in our homes or at a nearby temple. We can bring them into our homes and use them in our daily lives.
Here are 3 surprising ways to do it:
Make a mesmerising mix of things.
For a day or two, take the flower waste and let it dry out. When you cook with these dried flowers, you can mix them with any spices that you like. You can choose from cinnamon and star anise and cloves and dried citrus peels. Put them in a jar. Add a few drops of essential oils from the aromatherapy range. You can also add a few drops of your favourite perfume to the mix. Seal the mixture and let it grow for about 10 days. The next time your guests come over, your potpourri will be ready to make them fall in love.
Turn your rotten flowers into a smell that you can use to mop the floor.
Take 1/4 cup of dried or rotten flowers and mix them with one cup of baking soda. This will make a paste. When you add a tablespoon of salt to it, your floor-mopping solution is ready to use. Then you wouldn't need to use a room freshener or any other kind of room perfume.
It's easy to make natural dye at home that looks great on clothes.
There are many ways to make a scarf that is both eco-friendly and fashionable. All you have to do is dry the used flowers for two days, and then you're done. Take the cloth you want to dye and put it in hot water for a while. Dry and spread it on a surface. Place the petals of the flower all over the cloth and fold it into many layers. Now, steam the folded fabric for 15 minutes on each side to make it warm. Do this for each side. Finally, let the leaves fall off on their own. Dry the cloth to make an eco-dyed scarf.
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