You’ve just received a wonderful bouquet and you’d like to make it last longer? Sadly enough, everything comes to an end, even the most beautiful roses. Dry your tears; we’ve got some tips for you.

1. STEMS

Don’t be shy, trim the stems with a knife before arranging your roses in a vase, it will allow the flowers to take up water. And remember, the more you cut on a slant, the more surface is exposed to water.

2. LEAVES

Remove all the leaves that are underwater in your vase. It will help your roses to last longer and prevent bad odors from the standing water (glamour yeah).

3. SALT

No, it’s not a cooking class today, but adding a pinch of salt to the water is another tip to keep your roses fresh. Baking soda works too.

4. WATER

Change the water every two or three days.

5. TEMPERATURE

During summer or whenever it’s hot outside, place your bouquets in the coolest rooms and you can even add a few ice cubes in the water. During the winter, avoid exposing your roses to freezing temperatures.

6. HAIRSPRAY

Ladies, it’s time to run to your bathroom to grab your hairspray. However be sure to leave your brush on your dressing table, roses don’t require any blow-dry. Give your roses a very light spritz of hairspray and they will look better for a few days more.