How to Dry Flower Blossoms With Epsom Salt

Two red flowers blossoming in early summer image by John Sfondilias from

If you want to preserve flowers by drying them, or need dried flowers for a craft project or wreath, you can save time by drying out the flowers with Epsom salts, instead of hanging them up to dry. Epsom salts are highly drying when used without water, and can shorten the drying time of the fresh flowers by days.

Once finished, you can also use the flower-scented salts in a bath.

Cut the blossoms off five to six fresh flowers.

Fill a muslin bag with 1 cup of Epsom salts.

Place the fresh blossoms in the bag. Tie the opening closed tightly.

Leave the flower blossoms in the bag for at least 3 days.

Remove the dried flowers. You can also retain the scented Epsom salts to use in a bath.