This technique keeps real flowers looking fresh and beautiful for years.
“I don’t like buying flowers because they always die so quickly. It seems like such a waste.”
We’ve heard women say this before, and their intuition is right. The traditional cut flower industry is not only wasteful, it’s bad for the environment too. But what if you could buy cut flowers that last for years?
It turns out you can, thanks to an innovative flower preservation technique developed in Japan.
What are preserved flowers?
They look exactly like fresh flowers but can stay fresh-looking for at least a year (and can be kept for up to 10 years!). And in terms of texture, they’re indistinguishable from cut flowers too.
“What kind of sorcery is this?” you ask. It’s actually a high-tech process that uses transforms real flowers into beautiful display pieces that require almost no maintenance. And the technology is 100 percent eco-certified, meaning it meets stringent international environmental standards.
What is the technique used to preserved flowers?
- Fresh flowers are cut when they are at the peak of their beauty and radiance.
- Special non-toxic and non-corrosive chemicals are used to draw out the water content along with proteins, sugar and pigments.
- The flowers undergo a rehydration process by being placed in an organic mixture made with glycerine and other plant elements.
- The eco-certified chemical solution gradually rises through the trunk until it completely substitutes the sap and gives it shape.
- The flowers can also be introduced to different pigments and essential oils to give them smells and colours.
- Few days later, the flowers will be ready to be used.
Not all flowers can withstand this treatment, so only the strongest species of roses are used. And each flower is carefully selected and cut only at the peak of their bloom.
How to care for preserved flowers?
The short answer is: you don’t have to!
Keep them away from direct sunlight, and don’t wet them. A humid environment could reduce its lifespan. Storing them in a container like a bell jar or glass display case will reduce the effect of humidity.
If you want to clean them, do it gently with a dry tissue.
How does BloomBack use preserved flowers?
Preserved flowers are perfect for interior decor, floral art, and other craft projects that incorporate flowers. At BloomBack, we use preserved flowers in our bag charms, Bluetooth speakers and glass domes in a variety of designs and colours.
Do your part for the environment by investing in preserved flowers. You’ll never have to feel the twinge of guilt from buying fresh flowers again.