12 Ingenious Ways to Use Silica Gel

Silica gel can be found in porous packets, loose in bulk and even in color changing varieties which indicate how much moisture has been absorbed. Source: XtremXpert, 2010 This site contains affiliate links. Clicking on the links may result in compensation for this site.

When you buy a new piece of clothing, pair of shoes or even a bottle of supplements you are bound to find a packet or cannister of silica gel in the box, pocket or container.  What is it for? It’s a desiccant.[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ][welcomewikilite wikiurl=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiccant” sections=”Short description” settings=””] Source: Wikipedia.org[/dropshadowbox]Well, it absorbs moisture which helps to prevent odors, inhibit mold and bacterial growth and keeps the item from becoming hardened or warped.  Do you keep the silica gel packets you get? I do.

This video from NTD Insprired Life shows you 12 unexpected and inspired ways to use silica gel.  Don’t have enough packets from your purchases to make good use of these ideas? No worries.  You can buy the packets in bulk or loose silica gel on Amazon or even at Walgreens.

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