This is why you should add aspirin to your vase of flowers

Don’t just fill a vase with water; add some aspirin as well

When you buy (or even better: receive) a beautiful bouquet of flowers, it often comes with a little baggy of flower food. If you add the powder inside this baggy to the water in your vase, your flowers will stay fresh for much longer. But there’s something else that helps keep your flowers fresh as well: a tablet of aspirin.

Aspirin isn’t the same as flower food, but it does serve a different, handy purpose.

Health benefits

Did you know it can be good for your health to keep plants or flowers around your home? Research done by Fytagoras Plant Science from Leiden, the Netherlands, shows that an indoor hydrangea can considerably increase the humidity in a home. So, if you buy this plant, you can say goodbye to dry eyes, headaches and dry, sensitive skin! All because of a plant; who’d have thought?

Fresh

If you’re not blessed with a green thumb, you might find it hard to make a bouquet of flowers last for longer than a few days. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be hard to do this at all. A simple tablet of aspirin can help you do the job. Your flowers will look fresh for a long time!

Go to the next page to find out how to use this trick – and why it works!

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