As this is a synthetic product. The dried plant materials are bleached, dyed or painted to contribute to artistic designs. These may be further treated to increase the durability and preserve the composition of the product. Here at Bulk Apothecary - we care about our customers furthermore we feel that is it our obligation to advise you, our valued customers, that our botanicals should only be used for decorative purposes, and are therefore deemed to be inedible. They are not to be added to food, beverage or supplement preparations.