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Blooming Silica Sand for Drying Flowers

Blooming Silica Sand for Drying Flowers

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High quality, re-useable silica crystals for drying foliage, seeds & flowers. My Blooming Silica Sand can be used over and over again! Simply re-generate between each use by heating in an oven (between 100 degrees C and 120 degrees C) for 2 hours (in a non-food use tray).

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Directions for use:

  • Completely cover the flowers in fresh silica.
  • Ensure the container is airtight and covered.
  • Leave for 3-7 days. The length of drying time will vary depending on how moisture rich your flowers are.
  • The process can be sped up by using a microwave on high for 1 minute, and leaving to cool for an hour, although I would still recommend leaving the flowers for at least a week before embedding them in resin.
  • Use a soft bristled brush to remove stubborn silica sand from dried flowers.
  • Some flowers don't dry well in silica - please keep a journal of which ones do and don't work to avoid unhappy drying.

Important Information

Many building products including concrete, tiles, cement products and clay bricks contain silica, as does sand, rocks and granite. Silica dust is usually created when these building products are cut, drilled or otherwise worked on to release fine particles. This form of silica ‘dust’ can be considered harmful to the lungs with prolonged use (in large quantities, over many years). I advise you to wear a mask when using silica and to avoid pouring large amounts in one go.

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