Psst. Wanna know a secret?
“what if flowers don’t die, that’d be so amazing, would it?”
How Flowers are Preserved…
The two most asked questions about preserved flowers are if they are real and how they are preserved.
Preserved flowers are 100% real, they are fresh flowers that are cut at the peak of their beauty. The flowers are put in an alcohol dehydrating fluid to draw out the moisture and colors of the blooms. Non-toxic cosmetic chemicals such as ethanol are used for this first step, then glycerin and the like are used to replace the original fluid and colors are added simultaneously. This process allows the flowers to maintain their natural shape and beauty and can last for 2 to 3 years or even longer.
Preserved flowers are more expensive at first but because of their long-lasting benefits, they can cost 20 to 30 times less in the long run compared to fresh flowers. When buying preserved flowers, you should consider the prolonged shelf life and the reduced long-term cost. You don’t need to replace them often, therefore, reducing waste and your ecological footprint.