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Preserving the life of flowers with bleach

By Dr. Laundry July 31, 2013

How do you preserve flowers with bleach?

This is a great question, and a lot more fun than dealing with mold removal! You can absolutely use Clorox® Regular-Bleach to preserve fresh cut flowers so they stay beautiful longer. Here’s how: add ¼ teaspoon Clorox® Regular-Bleach to 1 quart of cold water and stir. Add this to your vase, and then add the flowers. It also helps if you cut a little off the bottom of each stem immediately before putting the flowers in the vase.