4. Preserve Fresh Flowers

Although it cleans and controls pests, borax can be gentle and help preserve the life of fresh-cut flowers. A mixture of one part borax and two parts cornmeal will draw moisture from flowers and leaves to help prevent wilting. Place a layer of the mix in the bottom of a box, lay your flowers on top, and sprinkle more of the mixture on top. Cover the box, leave it for a week or two, and your favorite blooms will be perfectly preserved.

dried flowers preserve borax box Sonia Dubois / Getty Images
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