20 grams of powdered Alum Powder.The key to successful flower dyeing is to ensure that the dye solution is taken quickly up into all parts of the flowers. This can be achieved using a Alum Powder. A coating of Alum on the end of the cut stem will make the flowers drink more of the dye solution.
Cut stem of dehydrated flower/s
Dip stem/s in Alum Powder and shake off any excess
Place flower/s into dye solution as normal
If changing to another dye repeat steps 1 -3
Note: Alum is generally used as a preservative to maintain freshness of fruits and vegetables. However we are only selling this as a flower preservative to improve flower dye solution uptake and therefore do not recommend consumption or any other uses.
All our products have been specifically developed for use in the horticultural industry and therefore are of the highest quality available on the market.
We pride ourselves on being 100% Earth friendly so all our products are made using natural ingredients that are 100% biodegradable.
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Normal glitter is terrible for the environment as most are made from micro plastics that do not degrade and end up in the oceans where they are consumed by plankton, fish and birds. A build up of micro plastics in an animal will be eventually fatal.
Some research has also found that PET, the plastic most glitter is made from, can break down and release chemicals that can disrupt human and animal hormones.
Even worse is that some companies are selling misleading glitters that are labelled biodegradable, however they are made from Polylactic Acide, this material can only be biodegraded in an industrial composting machine.
Our glitter is different! Our glitter is made from a special form of cellulose primarily from eucalyptus sourced from responsibly managed and certified plantations. This material possesses excellent eco-credentials, in it being biodegradable in all environments; home compostable, approved soil, wastewater, freshwater and marine biodegradable.
You can glitter with confidence knowing that you're glittering without the littering!
Biodegradable Artificial Snow
The snow is made from Cellulose.
Cellulose is a substance from a plants cell wall, this can be extracted from renewable plant material to produce the cellulose. Cellulose will biodegrade producing ecotoxicity free biomass (compost), CO2 and H2O. Then these 2 compounds can be combined with sunlight and converted into energy by plants in a process called photosynthesis, resulting in more tree growth which can then be used to produce more bags.
Real snow doesn't harm the planet and neither does our artificial snow.
All the dyes are water based and are made with natural materials. After use the dyed flowers can be composted normally and the dye will 100% degrade.
Unused flower dye solution can be disposed of by pouring outside on the earth or poured down the sink.