How to clean your vase sustainably
To enjoy your flowers as long as possible, the most important thing is to use a clean vase. But surprisingly it is not enough to kill all the germs with just some soap. What does work? We have the answer for you right here. And better yet, it’s sustainable too…
Bacteria growth is the worst thing for your flowers. It makes the water dirty and smelly and it kills your flowers much quicker. Unfortunately, you cannot stop the growth of germs from happening, but you can slow down the process. When it comes to taking care of your flowers, we want to give you the very best tips so you can enjoy them for an extra long time. The obvious choice would be to advice you to use a drop of bleach to keep your vase germ-free. The problem with that however is that it’s not that environmentally friendly. You can instead choose to pop in a piece of Milton tablet in your vase, which is a bit kinder towards the environment. But we at LÖV Flowers are committed to make it easier for people to be able to enjoy flowers without worries for our environment. That’s why we, in this post, break it down for you how to properly clean your vase in a sustainable way.
First thing you need to think about is that you need to clean your vase every time you refresh the water, which should be done every two to three days. As well as when you store your vase again. Make sure you always cut a bit of the stems when you refresh the water as this removes any bacteria growth on the stem ends and it allows your flowers to optimally take all the water in.
Rinse the vase with water and use a fair detergent with a scouring sponge to clean the vase properly inside and out. Don’t forget to clean the edges of the neck of the vase, the bottom and the marks that is left from the waterline.
Rinse your vase with clean water and dry it with a clean dish towel. Repeat step one if needed.
Fill your vase to about a third with fresh, cold, tap water.
Add a sachet of flower food and stir well. The nutrition in the food make sure that your flowers get enough energy to flourish.
Remove the excess leaves from your flowers before you place them in the water. Should any leaves fall in the water when arranging your flowers, remove them straight away as they will cause extra bacteria growth.
Once all of your flowers are in water, place them in a cool and shady spot away from radiators or direct sunlight. And don’t forget to clean your vase every two to three days, cut the stems diagonally and refresh the water! Flowers are a vital part of our ecosystem and have a positive effect on us humans and our health. So let’s all help out and do our part so that we can continue making people and the planet happy with flowers.
Also read: How to arrange your flowers like a pro