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MYTH

Floral Foam is
carcinogenic.

FACT

OASIS® Floral Foam is safe and not considered a health or physical hazard based on GHS classification.

MYTH

OASIS® Floral Foam
is toxic.

FACT

OASIS® Floral Foam is safe and not considered a health or physical hazard based on GHS classification.

MYTH

You need to wear gloves when using OASIS® Floral Foam.

FACT

OASIS® Floral Foam is not considered a skin irritant, therefore no gloves are needed. Of course, if wearing gloves is your thing, then go for it.

MYTH

OASIS® Floral Foam is dangerous.

FACT

Floral foam is an article, which is generally defined as a manufactured item that does not release or result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal conditions of use.

MYTH

OASIS® Floral Foam impacts the air in your shop.

FACT

Storage or use of OASIS® Floral Foam does not require additional ventilation in your shop.

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MYTH

Smithers-Oasis lies about degradable foam.

FACT

Smithers-Oasis bases its information on scientific studies and official classifications.

MYTH

Floral Foam doesn’t
degrade.

FACT

Many don’t but OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife does!

MYTH

Floral Foam isn’t
sustainable.

FACT

Actually, OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife* is a more sustainable option over other classic floral foams.

MYTH

OASIS® Floral Foam is bad for the environment.

FACT

Calling all earth-lovers! OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife* is a great option for those seeking a better-for-the-environment foam.

MYTH

Floral Foam has been banned.

FACT

Absolutely not! Designers continue to trust in floral foam to help them make floral design dreams come true! Looking for a more sustainable option?

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*This product degrades by 75% within 1 year in anaerobic environment (ASTM D5511).

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MYTH

Foam needs to float imprint up.

FACT

Imprint up, or imprint down, OASIS® Floral Foam will saturate either way.

MYTH

You must “foam in” the
entire container.

FACT

No way! Not every inch of your container needs to be filled with foam. Use varying stem lengths to avoid cutting that extra piece. Make sure water reaches your stems though!

MYTH

Foam is too hard to
design with.

FACT

Using foam is easy when you know the basics. You can boost your foam skills with our SKILLS SERIES.

LEARN MORE

MYTH

Designing in floral foam takes too long.

FACT

With floral foam you can design days ahead of events, saving you critical time when you need it most.

MYTH

Foam is expensive.

FACT

Did you know when you use OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam the savings in stems can actually cover the cost of the foam?

LEARN MORE

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MYTH

Floral Foam is bad if it turns brown.

FACT

When foam is exposed to UV light the color could change. No worries through, the foam is still effective.

MYTH

Floral Foam is
all the same.

FACT

Not all floral foam is created equal. Foam is more science than art, which we have been perfecting since 1954. Our high-quality foam passes rigorous testing before making it to your arrangement.

MYTH

Some flowers can’t be used in floral foam.

FACT

OASIS® Floral Foam is formulated to maximize flower life for all flowers. So go ahead, flower until your hearts content.

MYTH

OASIS® Floral Foam doesn’t hold much water.

FACT

Each brick of OASIS® Floral Foam can hold about two quarts of water.

MYTH

Floral Foam texture is inconsistent.

FACT

Our middle name should have been reliable, because that’s what you get with OASIS® Floral Foam. Our foam undergoes over 10 different quality checks before heading out the door.

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OASIS® Standard Floral Foam Maxlife - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Standard Floral Foam Maxlife

$68.95
OASIS® Deluxe Floral Foam Maxlife - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Deluxe Floral Foam Maxlife - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Instant Deluxe Floral Foam Maxlife

$72.75
FLORACAGE® Holder - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Standard Brick - Oasis Floral Products NA
FLORACAGE® Holder - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Standard Brick - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Standard Brick

OASIS® Midnight Standard Brick

$38.20
LOMEY® Pew Holder - Oasis Floral Products NA
LOMEY® Pew Holder - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Instant Floral Foam Maxlife

$68.95
OASIS® Wreath Base - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Deluxe Brick - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Wreath Base - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Deluxe Brick - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Midnight Deluxe Brick

$40.30
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OASIS® Instant Floral Foam Maxlife - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Deluxe Floral Foam Maxlife

$72.75
OASIS® Standard Floral Foam Maxlife - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Standard Floral Foam Maxlife - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Springtime Floral Foam Maxlife

$61.70
OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Sheet - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Sheet - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Sheet

$96.40
OASIS® Midnight Designer Block - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Designer Block - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Midnight Designer Block

$61.30
OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Sphere - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Sphere - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Sphere - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Sphere - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Sphere

$145.50
IGLU® Holder - Oasis Floral Products NA
IGLU® Holder - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Midnight Grande Brick

$85.45
OASIS® Midnight Event Block - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Midnight Event Block - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Midnight Event Block

$90.20
OASIS® Floral Foam Netted Spheres - Oasis Floral Products NA
OASIS® Floral Foam Netted Spheres - Oasis Floral Products NA

OASIS® Midnight Floral Foam Tile

$233.65
OASIS® Floral Products Bundle: The Everyday Bundle
OASIS® Floral Products Bundle: The Everyday Bundle

OASIS® Floral Products Bundle: The Everyday Bundle

$326.45
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SOCIAL MEDIA

If you would like to help dispel the myths of floral foam then feel free to start with these social media posts. Copy and paste the text below, make it your own, and let your followers know the truth about foam. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

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KNOWFOAM TALKING POINTS

Need help having conversations regarding floral foam? Use these resources to share facts and the truth.

OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife
degrades by 75% within 1 year
in an anaerobic environment
(ASTM D5511).

OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife
is a more sustainable option
over other classic floral foams.

Floral Foam has
NOT been banned!

Floral Foam is safe and not
considered a health or physical
hazard based on GHS classification.