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Wonderful Uses For Silica Gel

Don’t throw silica gel in the trash!!

Have you ever wondered about the uses of white silica? When you buy new shoes or bag you may notice a white bag inside it called Silica Gel, which is also found in the boxes of electrical appliances and others, so what are the uses of silica and are they toxic?

In fact, these white bags contain silica gel, the main use of which is to absorb moisture in the containers of shoes and tools, and also to get rid of bad odours.

It is a poisonous substance where it should be kept away from children and pets, but nevertheless, it should not be thrown into the garbage because it has a lot of useful uses at home.

 Eliminate bacteria by using silica bag:

Clothes and shoes may be susceptible to bacteria and unpleasant odours because they are stored for a long time with high humidity in the air, so placing the silica bag between stored clothing and shoes eliminates bacteria and odours.

 Get rid of bad odours in the car:

One of the most important uses of the white silica bag is to get rid of bad odours and high humidity inside the car by placing more than one silica bag in the sides of the car. Also in the winter, put the silica bags on the windshield to reduce the mist on it and make the vision clearer.

Rescue your mobile or any device damaged by water:

If your mobile drops into the water, it can be saved by drying it with a towel and then removing the battery and the memory card and placing them in a plate with bags of silica.

Keep the photos for a longer time:

photos are prone to moisture damage, so be sure to put a silica bag with the photos in the box, or you can connect the images with a silica bag to protect them from the wet environment.

One of the uses for silica gel is keeping the important papers:

To protect important papers from damage such as birth certificate, marriage contract, land and real estate deeds, simply place a bag of silica with it.

Keep curtains, towels and other textile materials from bad smell and mould:

When you store things made of fabric for a long time, it is preferable to put bags of silica to protect them from moisture and bad smell.

For keeping unused clothing, coats and seasonal clothing:

This is done by placing silica bags in your cupboard and between clothes to keep them from moisture and mould.

Moisture absorption of glass and mirrors:

To keep windows from air conditioning, place silica bags on or near the corners of the windows to absorb moisture.

Maintaining electrical and household appliance:

It’s common that there’s some equipment in the house is rarely used, so it must be preserved from moisture, dust and damage by placing silica bags with it. Silica bags are also used to protect the toolbox and cabinets from rust.

Keep the razors longer:

It’s one of the uses for silica gel, Wetness and oxidation Make razors rust, and to prevent them from rusting quickly, put silica bags with them in a plastic bag

Storage of plant seeds:

If you have seeds of plants you want to grow next season, keep them with a silica bag to keep them from rotting.

Keep the things made of leather:

When storing shoes, wallets and leather bags, you should put silica bags with them to keep them from moisture.

Protection of travel bags:

When you store travel bags, their smell change and become foul and mouldy, so put the silica bags with them to protect them from mildew and moisture.

Keep the lustre of silver and other accessories:

Putting a bag of silica in the jewellery box helps keep its lustre.

To dry leaves and flowers:

Silica can be used as an easy and quick way to dry flowers and leaves for use in decoration.

Keep the make-up from being damaged:

Makeuppeyeshadowow, eyeliner and other cosmetics may be damaged by moisture, so you can prevent this by storing silica bags with the make-up.

Keep the camera bag from moisture:

If you often use the camera outside the house when the weather is humid or cold, simply put the silica bag inside the camera bag to protect the camera and the camera lens from steam and fog.

To freshen the gym bag and the closet:

The wetness in the gym, especially the sports bag and your closet can attract bacteria and bad smell. To make this stuff clean and refreshing place it with silica bags.

To keep the books:

To protect the pages of books from moisture, yellowing and moulded, place silica bags between books and pages.


Keep the pet food dry:

To keep pet food dry, place silica bags under pet dishes, and make sure that these animals do not reach it.

Preserve herbs and spices:

To keep herbs and spices for longer, put silica bags with it.



Silica bags have a specific life and then stop working, after collecting and absorbing a lot of moisture. It can be reused by placing it in the oven at 200 ° C for 2 hours, then keep it in a sealed container until it is used again.


If you have young children at home, do not make silica bags affordable to children because they are toxic when eaten. The child may think it is a candy or something safe to eat.

Do not use silica bags near the food or kitchen or next to pets because they are toxic substances do not eat.

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