Can Dried Flowers Cause Allergies?


At Bubble & Berry, we love the joy that dried flowers bring to weddings and home décor. But as nature's beauty fills our homes, it's important to talk about allergies, especially hay fever, and how it relates to dried flowers.

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, affects millions globally. While fresh flower pollen is a known hay fever trigger, can dried flowers cause the same reactions?

The good news is, the risk with dried flowers is lower:

Pollen Content: Fresh flowers have lots of pollen, a common allergen. When flowers dry, their pollen decreases, reducing the chance of hay fever.

Processing: We're careful with our dried flowers at Bubble & Berry. Our methods clean and treat flowers to keep them beautiful and reduce allergens.

Flower Types: Some flowers are less likely to trigger allergies. We pick varieties with lower allergenic potential for our collection.

Indoors vs. Outdoors: Indoor spaces have controlled air, reducing the risk of dried flowers causing allergies.

Personal Sensitivity: While dried flowers usually pose less risk, everyone's different. Some may still react, so it's essential to be cautious.

In conclusion, dried flowers generally pose less risk of hay fever than fresh ones. At Bubble & Berry, we prioritize quality, ensuring our dried flowers bring beauty without health concerns.

So, enjoy our dried flowers in your weddings and home décor, knowing you're adding charm with minimal allergy risk. Explore our collection and create unforgettable moments worry-free!

However, it's essential to consider certain factors when choosing dried flowers, especially if you have allergies:

While we strive to source products that minimize shedding, certain varieties, particularly fluffy pampas or reed grasses, may still shed and potentially trigger allergies. Additionally, dust accumulation is often difficult to prevent, exacerbating allergy concerns.

Among these shedding varieties are smaller grasses like Piumetta, Stipa Penata, Lagurus, Pencil Grass, and Broom Grass, all of which can release fluff and seeds, leading to allergic reactions.

Products such as Botao, Ganga Bolinia, and Amararellinho may leave a powdery residue that could also provoke allergies.

Preserved eucalyptus, although not dried, retains some of its natural scent, which may not be suitable for individuals sensitive to perfumes and odors.

Furthermore, bleached products can emit a strong odor, potentially causing reactions in those sensitive to such scents. While subsequent coloring may mitigate this effect to some extent, it's essential to consider these factors when selecting dried floral arrangements.

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