What we at the Flower and Spice are most proud of are our ingredients. They come from small farmers and suppliers from over 45 countries throughout the world.
Each farmer shares strong ethical values and fair trade practices wherever possible. One, but not the only one that we use in our products is Rose essential oil. On some vanity tables, known as the »miracle oil«.
The steam distillation of the petals results in sensual and complex fragrance. We need 4 kilograms of rose petals to make about 24 drops of the essential oil.
And this is not the only reason our MIDNIGHT BEAUTY and SOOTHE AND REPAIR daily moisturizer, are so precious.
And since the flowers are one of the inspirations for our brand, along with the spices, of course, we took a closer look at the 6 most prestigious flowers in the world.
Otherwise known as The Queen of the Night, The stunning white-yellow flowered cactus plant, blooms rarely, only at night and its flowers wilt before dawn. This short life span makes the flower incredibly rare and technically priceless. The bloom cannot be picked as the moment you touch it, it dies.
Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid
Only found at Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, this rare and endangered species takes 15 years to grow and bloom. The orchid grows on the slope of Mount Kinabalu between 500 and 1,200 meters in altitude. Due to its rare character, the flower sells on the black market for up to $5,000 (nearly £4,000) per stem.
The Juliet Rose is the most expensive rose ever developed, costing its creator David Austin $3 million for 15 years. First publicly displayed in 2006 at the Chelsea Flower Show, the striking flower flourishes large-headed blooms.
Shenzhen Nongke Orchid
This unique man-made orchid takes its name from Shenzhen Nongke University where it was created by Chinese agricultural scientists. The rare flower only blooms once every 4 to 5 years and was sold at auction for the equivalent of $180,000.
With bright purple petals and orange stamens, this flower is a real showstopper. It is a human-cultivated flower and most celebrated as a spice, but when it comes to making it, nearly 80,000 flowers are needed to make 500 grams of spice.
Gardenia flowers have beautiful full whiteheads, making them fitting wedding flowers. But Gardenias are not available to buy by the stem, only the whole plant, making them pricier than most.
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