Christmas Tree Preservative

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"If you, like me, enjoys a real Christmas tree this preservative will help keep it fresh longer than mere watering. This is a lot less expensive than commercial preservative and very easy to make yourself with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Found on"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (4288.8 g)
  • Calories 27.8
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 215.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 5.9 g
  • Protein - 0 g
  • Calcium - 119.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 42.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together and pour into tree stand (A penny may be added to the sugar solution to act as a fungicide and acidifier).

Step 2

** IMPORTANT NOTE: Bleach and vinegar produce toxic vapors when mixed. If you add vinegar or lemon juice, add it to the water rather than directly to the bleach.

Step 3

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Do Not Drink! If you plan on making enough tree or cut flower preservative to store, label your container and keep it out of reach of children and pets.

Tips & Variations

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I saw this posted and thought why not? It can't hurt to try it, and guess what? It WORKED!!! Thank you for this great tip!

review by:
(31 Dec 2012)


Worked great, thanks! I used the Sprite and vinegar options. Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

review by:
(27 Dec 2012)