Thursday, 14 January 2016

Please read this if you are among those who throw these away.

How many times have you seen these little bag? and how many times have you  not even realised they were in your new package?
Perhaps they’re still lurking there now as we speak.
You may have thought the bags were useless once the product was out of transit, and the bug DO NOT EAT on them might have freaked you out enough to bin them instantly.
But while you must of course never eat the gel, and the bags MUST be kept away from babies and animals (mainly because they are a choking hazard), the contents of the bags are not actually toxic.
The silica gel bags are filled with a substance called silicon dioxide, a non-toxic inert desiccant that has the power to dry out moisture.
So, it turns out we should be paying more attention to these tiny little bags.
Because, apparently, there’s a tonne of uses for them that you might never even have known about.
Here are the best ways you can use silica bags around the house:
You can save your drowned phone 
It turns out rice isn’t the only way to save a phone you may have accidentally dropped down the toilet. Filling up a bowl with silica bags is apparently ’10 times more effective than rice’.
Save precious memories
Putting silica bags in a box of old photos will save them from any dampness – which can really ruin a lovely photo you wished to save forever to look back on over the years.
Protect your make-up
Putting a bag or two in your makeup bag will stop your powder-based makeup from going claggy and difficult to apply.
Put them in your gym bag to eliminate odour
The silica will absorb the excess moisture in your gym shoes after a workout – which is particularly handy since many of us go to the gym then leave our kit in the bag for the rest of the day. Or week. Bacteria thrives well in a moist environment, so by eliminating dampness the silica bags will help keep your gym-bag germ- and whiff-free. A win/win for all.
Keep your bath towels from smelling
Putting a few of these bags in between your bath towels can help prevent dampness and the smell that comes with it – leaving your bathroom smelling of nothing but air freshener and good times.
Preserve your pumpkin for longer at Halloween
You know how, when you carve your pumpkin more than two days before Halloween it turns into a squidgy, collapsed mess by 31st? Well, not any more. Pop a couple of sachets into your Halloween pumpkin to keep it looking fresh and terrifyingly perky for longer.
Keep your car windscreen clear
Pop a few on the dashboard to prevent moisture build-up that causes condensation on the inside of the windscreen. In winter, it will also help prevent freezing on the inside. May take a few days to become fully effective, so be patient.
Keep jewellery clean and shiny
Moisture leads to tarnishing and discolouration of silver. A couple of bags in 
your jewellery box will slow down the process.

Saw this on google and i feel there is need to share because i didn't know all these about these silica bags until now. Maybe there are others like me too lol . 

Pleaseeeeee there is a must read
article i published today on how to boost your confidence. 


  1. Are you serious?I always throw it away as well....Noted now

  2. Glo dear, we fall in the same category on this. Just knowing about the usefulness of these silica bags courtesy of Trendy Living Blog. Thanks so much for the useful info

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  3. I read this sometime ago and i was also surprised...i will start stashing them in large quantities

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    Honestly I never knew it could be useful for anything because I hate seeing it around.

    Thanks for the post, atleast you've changed my perception towards it.

  5. I didn't know it'ss o thosem y makeup and jewelry go hear am.
    Thanks for sharing


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