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How to use water absorbing crystals found in diapers for unusual purposes

Would you have ever thought that diapers can be used for more than one purpose? Open up a diaper and take a look at what’s inside it. The tiny moisture-absorbing crystals you discover can be used in many ways. Let’s see what all else diapers are good for.


Place the crystals in a glass bowl and pour a small amount of water over them to watch how these crystals work. You will notice that they swell as they absorb the water – this property makes them useful for many purposes.
Mix the crystals with soil and then use this soil for your plants. The soil will stay moist for a longer time without being overly soggy.

The end of winter is the time to prepare for sprouting wheat, for which you can use soil mixed with crystals. The seeds will receive enough moisture, evenly distributed, and the sprouts will grow nicely without any extra watering.
Scoop a small hole in the soil of your house plants, pour in a tablespoon of crystals and pour water over the crystals. The moisture will be released gradually and you don’t have to water your plants for a while.

Mix two teaspoons of sugar with two teaspoons of vinegar and half a teaspoon of crystals, and add this mixture to the water of cut flowers. The mixture will keep the flowers fresh for a longer time, and it will nourish them as well.

Last but not least, you can add the crystals to compost, as they will provide the optimal moisture necessary for the compost to mature.