Posted on September 01 2019
The production of dried flowers by humans for preservation or other purposes dates back to ancient times. The Egyptians used dried flowers to make fragrances, perfumes and cosmetics, and they buried them in graves. In the Middle Ages, dried flowers were used as medicine to fight diseases. For nearly hundreds of years, the Japanese created a handicraft called Oshibana by embossing dried flowers. In the Victorian era, dried flowers were used to make fashion jewelry. Dried flowers have a long history. What is the difference between them and eternal flowers?
Dried flowers and eternal flowers are also made of flowers. The former is made by quickly dehydrating the flowers using a desiccant, natural air drying, oven or microwave drying, and the latter is subjected to a series of processes such as dehydration, decolorization, drying, and dyeing. Processed.
Dried flowers are dry as their name implies. Due to the lack of moisture in the cell tissues after drying, the dried flowers shrink in volume, become lighter and more brittle. If you look closely, the petals will also wrinkle. The eternal flower has the same shape and texture as the flower because it still holds liquid.
In addition to the changes in size, weight and texture of dried flowers, the color also becomes dark due to the change in pH value after drying and dehydration, making the original bright flowers into another cool retro beauty. Eternal flower is re-dyed during processing, and its color is more diverse. In addition to being dyed like the original flowers, it can also be dyed into colors that do not exist in nature, such as pearl pink and pure black.
The storage time of dried flowers is half a year to one year. During this period, it is necessary to avoid moisture, and it must be placed in a dry and ventilated place, otherwise it is easy to mold and black rot. The eternal flower can be stored for three to five years, and it needs to be protected from moisture, but humidity will only make the eternal flower transparent and will not make it corrupt. In addition, eternal flowers and dried flowers need to be placed in a cool place to avoid direct sunlight, or they will gradually fade.
Flowers with high water content, such as eustoma, lily, arum, hyacinth, tulip, etc., are difficult to air-dry and are prone to mold. Therefore, not all flower varieties are suitable for making dried flowers, but the types of flowers that can be made into dried flowers are still far better than Many can be made into eternal flowers.
Although the choice of flower materials is limited, the price of eternal flowers is much more expensive than dried flowers, mainly because the production process and raw materials of dried flowers are relatively easy and the cost is low, and high-quality eternal flowers and production technology often rely on imports, which are expensive.
Eternal flowers and dried flowers have their own advantages and disadvantages, everyone should carefully consider their needs before making a decision.