Author Topic: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?  (Read 8004 times)

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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2019, 04:21:48 PM »
I came figure out why some people who spend a lot of money on their lulav and esrog would be unwilling to spend the $5 to have nice arovos for the whole sukkos.
in some places it's a question of availability. Where I live there aren't aravos in shul every morning.
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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2019, 05:08:07 PM »
Not quite keeping it alive but putting the leaves into oil will keep the smell fresh for years. (especially if you follow prep directions similar to this https://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/myrtle-oil.aspx
no need to keep fresh. Every yr i take off the leaves and stick them in container, with a little crunching before sniffing they smell great!
So is it only the leaves that contain the fragrance? I feel like when I smell it now fresh, I pick up the scent more from the stem than the leaves.

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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2019, 05:58:11 PM »
So is it only the leaves that contain the fragrance? I feel like when I smell it now fresh, I pick up the scent more from the stem than the leaves.
think so though im no florist

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Re: How do you keep your aravos and hadasim fresh over Sukot?
« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2019, 09:01:15 PM »
in some places it's a question of availability. Where I live there aren't aravos in shul every morning.
Then this would not apply to you
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