Treat Vase Water to Avoid Smell

Fresh flowers add so much beauty to a room, but have you ever noticed that after a few days, they start emitting a foul smell? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault—stinky flower water happens to the best of us! The odour is a normal part of the decay process and is caused by bacteria. As with any odour, the best solution is to avoid it from happening in the first place. So, how do you do that? The answer is simple: add [hp] to your vase water. This will work to kill odour-causing bacteria and, as a bonus, will keep your flowers looking fresher longer!

Treat Vase Water to Avoid Smell Using Hydrogen Peroxide

Simply follow these steps:

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    Add 1 tablespoon or 15 ml of H2O2 3% per 500ml of water to your flowers’ vase.

You might be wondering what exactly hydrogen peroxide is and if it’s safe to use in your home. The answer is a resounding yes! Chemically speaking, hydrogen peroxide (H202) is very similar in composition to water (H20)—the only difference is hydrogen peroxide has an extra atom of oxygen. Although it’s a chemical, hydrogen peroxide is gentle and breaks down into two natural elements: water and oxygen. In fact, hydrogen peroxide is naturally found in rainwater and is known to help plants thrive. Containing no chlorine, alcohols, acids, or other dangerous chemical additives, hydrogen peroxide is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and safe to use around your whole family, including your pets.

The next time you get a beautiful bouquet of flowers, add a little bit of [hp] to your vase water to keep foul odours away and help your flowers stay fresher longer. If your flower water has already developed an odour, there’s no need to throw the flowers away! Simply replace the water and add in [hp].

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