Christmas Tree Preservative

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 5mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    gallon water
  • 1
    (16 ounce) bottle corn syrup (or 4 teaspoons sugar dissolved in water or 1 can Sprite)
  • 4
    teaspoons chlorine bleach
  • 4
    teaspoons lemon juice (optional) or 4 teaspoons vinegar (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • A penny may be added to the sugar solution to act as a fungicide and acidifier.
  • Mix together all ingredients and pour into tree stand.
  • ** IMPORTANT NOTE: Bleach and vinegar produce toxic vapors when mixed. If you add vinegar or lemon juice, add it to the water rather than directly to the bleach.
  • ADDITIONAL NOTE: Do Not Drink! If you plan on making enough tree or cut flower preservative to store, label your container and keep it out of reach of children and pets.
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