Our Crystal Soil is Non-Toxic, Biodegradable Polymer
Water beads are often referred to as crystal soil, but they are essentially the same thing. The difference is in the application; water beads are often used for decorative purposes, and crystal soil is a popular term for horticultural purposes.
Both crystal soil and water beads are made from a special type of polymer which can expand to more than 100 times its original size when soaked in water. Hence the popularity of crystal soil among gardening enthusiasts. Crystal soil will slowly evaporate its water over a period of approximately two weeks, dependant on many factors including the original size of the polymer and its set environment (to name just a few).
The main benefits of crystal soil are:
Healthy plant-life and flowers thanks to improved moisture retention in mulch and common garden soils.
Aesthetics when used as a visible aid. A subjective benefit but real outcome for many people.
The beads are about 100 times smaller than this when you receive them :)
Leave beads in water for 8 hours and presto, your magic water beads are ready.
What is Crystal Soil?
Crystal soil about the size of a poppy seed when dry, and can expand up to 100 times their original size after absorbing water!
How do I use crystal soil?
Our crystal soil works the same way the water beads do. The contents need to be covered with water for roughly 8 hours and then they can be used at your discretion.
Please note: Crystal soil is not a toy as they can be a serious choking hazard. The fact that they expand when wet presents a real concern so please use them responsibly.
Is "crystal soil" and "polymer balls" the same thing?
Yes it sure is. Polymer is biodegradable makeup hence the term “polymer balls” and they are also known as “water crystals”, “water balls”, “gel balls”, “water marbles”, “crystal soil” and our personal favourite, “magic fairy beads”.
Are we really "Australia’s cheapest water beads"?
Yes, at the time of writing this we are not aware of any online shop based in Australia, that holds Australian stock with water beads cheaper than ours. And if you find a product at a cheaper price we’ll match it (please see T&C’s for price match details).
What shipping options do we have?
Choose from free regular post (via Australia Post) or Express Post at a flat rate of $8.50. Your order will be shipped within 1-3 business days.
Do you ship everywhere in Australia?
Yes, we certainly do! We ship nation wide, and regardless of your destination all regular post orders are free, and Express Post is $8.50.
We are confident you'll love our water beads as much as we do. That's why we offer a no questions asked, hassle free, 100% money back guarantee.