Homemade Flower Preservatives
If someone gifts you a fresh arrangement of flowers or you decide to buy one yourself, the last thing you want is to watch them die a premature death. Of course, this means using tried-and-true flower care techniques, but it also means using flower preservatives. Most cut flowers come with a handy package of flower food.
If you want your flowers to live their longest possible lifespans while staying at peak attractiveness, you’ll have to get your hands a bit dirty and craft a flower preservative concoction right in your kitchen. Don’t worry, though: it’s one of the easiest flower hacks on this list, and you probably already have all the ingredients on hand.
The easiest homemade preservative recipe is a half-and-half mix of citrus soda (think Sprite or 7-Up) and water, but you can also opt for dropping in two tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of sugar, and one teaspoon of household bleach for each quart of water in your vase.
Just make sure to change your water and add fresh flower food every other day!