We Tried 5 Household Products To See What Really Helps Keep Christmas Trees Fresh

by Kate Taylor
Kate is a writer who laughs at her own jokes and likes to pour too much hot sauce on her food.

There’s nothing more cozy than having a Christmas tree in the house. But if you’re the type of person who likes to decorate early, then you know how messy and sad it is to watch your tree lose its luster.

Plus, cleaning up (and stepping on) pine needles is never fun. So, what if you could preserve your Christmas tree and keep the holiday spirit alive as long as possible?

We decided to try five different Christmas tree preservation hacks to see what worked best. The products we used in our experiment: pennies, vodka, aspirin, bleach, and soda.

The method involved adding a little of each ingredient to the water of a different tree and observing how they reacted for three weeks.

If you’re thinking that the products sound a little weird, you’re not wrong. Amazingly, each one comes with a theory as to why it might help preserve the tree. For instance, pennies are supposed to work because copper can fight off species of toxic bacteria.

Adding a little vodka to the water is supposed to help loosen up the tree sap and help the tree absorb more liquid. Aspirin isn’t for the tree’s hangover, but rather to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms that breed in the water.

To find out why bleach and soda are supposed to work, check out the video below. Don’t worry: there was a clear winner.

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