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How To Use Flora Gel

  • When hydrating gels, use distilled or rain water for extra large gels.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of flora gel crystals to 1 litre of water.
  • Allow to fully hydrate for 12 - 24hrs.
  • This makes approximately 1litre of Flora Gel.
  • You can work out how much product is needed by using our online Flora Gel Polymer Calculator.

How To Colour: Method 1

  • Add 2 teaspoons of Flora Gel crystals to 1litre of water.
  • Add a few drops of food colouring to the water.
  • Allow to fully hydrate for 12 - 24hrs.
  • Drain any excess water & rinse gels.
  • Using this method of colouring results in much darker and stronger coloured gels.

How To Colour: Method 2

  • Add 2 teaspoons of Flora Gel crystals to 1litre of water.
  • Allow to fully hydrate for 12 - 24hrs.
  • Drain any excess water off.
  • Add a few drops of food colouring directly onto the hydrated gels & allow colouring to coat the gels.
  • Using this method of colouring results in softer & lighter coloured gels.

How To Use in Vases for Floral Displays:

  • Hydrate Flora Gel as per instructions.
  • Fill vase or glassware 3/4 with gels & simply arrange flowers to your liking.
  • If needed more gels can be added to vase once flowers are arranged.
  • Flowers will stand perfectly in gels.

How To Use in Bowls for Centrepieces or Floating Candles:

  • Fill a clean bowl or any glassware with hydrated gels.
  • Arrange floating candles or led lights in the gels and light.
  • Flowers can be also arranged around candles for a little something different.

How To Layer Different Coloured Gels:

  • Different colours can be layer as desired.
  • Make up coloured gels as per instructions
  • Lay required amount in the base of any vase or glassware.
  • Add other layers as desired.
  • Keep darker colours at the bottom & lighter colours at the top. This will allow the layers to stay layered longer.
  • All colours will eventually blend into one.

How To Use in Oil Burners:

  • Hydrate gels as per instructions.
  • Gels may be coloured or clear.
  • Add a Flora Gel to any oil burner.
  • Add a few drops of your favorite smelly oils & allow gels to be coated.
  • As gels heat up the water is released & gels start to shrink in size.
  • Add more water to the gels to rehydrate & to reuse.

How To Use in Growing Plants:

  • Remove plant from soil.
  • Thoroughly rinse roots off all soil.
  • Hydrate Flora Gel as per instructions.
  • Liquid fertilizer & plant food can also be added when hydrating gels for growing plants in them.
  • Half fill vase or glassware with gel and arrange plants roots in the gels.
  • Hold plant in place and fill vase with remaining gels.
  • Plants will tap into the gels and use water as required.
  • Flora Gel will need to be watered when the gels start to shrink.

How To Make Smelly Jelly:

  • Flora Gel will absorb most liquids but will not absorb oil.
  • If you would like to make your own smelly jelly it is best to coat already hydrated gels with a few drops of your favourite smelly oils.

How To Use in Hot Packs:

  • Hydrate Flora Gel as per instructions.
  • Insert hydrated gels into a plastic bag.
  • Heat up in microwave.
  • Place or wrap hot gels into a cloth & use as a hot pack.

How To Use in Cold Packs:

  • Hydrate Flora Gel as per instructions.
  • Insert hydrated gels into a plastic bag.
  • Place into freezer until needed.
  • Remove from freezer and place or wrap frozen bag of gels in a cloth and use as cold pack.

How To Use For Transporting Fresh Flowers:

  • Hydrate Flora Gel as per instructions.
  • Flora Gel can be used loose or inserted into sealed pouches.
  • Flora Gel can be frozen and removed from freezer when ready to use.
  • Flora Gel will not leak after thawing and can be reused.

How To Look After Flora Gel:

  • Gels that are used for fresh flowers will develop a smell.
  • Gels will need to be rinsed regularly to keep bacteria from growing in any loose water, and to clean any dirt, dust and contaminants off the gels.
  • Gels will need to be rehydrated regularly as they start to shrink from water evaporation.
  • When you have no more use for Flora Gel, bury in the garden or pot plant as a water retainer!
  • For more information please refer to our Flora Gel FAQ page.

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