Steps for care and maintenance:
Clean your hardwood item with warm water, a mild soap and a soft sponge.
Do not submerge your pieces in water, as it will cause them to crack swell and warp and stain.
After hand washing, dry them with a dishtowel and then any other moisture dry out by allowing them to air dry overnight.
*We recommend using stainless steel knives / spreaders / forks / spoons -etc. to reduce the chance of staining.
Your natural wood item will dry out with use and age and periodic oiling is required.
With a soft, lint-free cloth, rub a generous amount of food safe oil or oil blend on all sides of your hardwood item.
FDA approved Mineral oil can be found at a hardware store, grocery or drug store, or online.
Mineral oil ( or “ liquid paraffin” ) is one of the cost effective and easiest thing to find.
*We recommend Howard’s Brand of a Beeswax citrus blend.
We have found FDA approved mineral oil or a Bee’s wax mineral oil blend works best.
Buff any residual oil off of your hardwood item.
Once treated the item will have a slightly darker color and a beautiful shine once again.
* Reminder: If you are chopping or cutting on your wood block or serving board, it will scratch and may knick.
If you want your hardwood item to last its longest, or just want a renewed more presentable wood piece,
follow our suggested cleaning and oiling care instructions and you can always re-sand and re-oil.