How To Care For Your Wood Homewares


Written by: Araya Jensen of Wind & Willow Home

“Like all wooden bowls, boards & utensils, a natural patina is gained with each use showing the natural richness & character of each piece. These are the stories of meals spent with loved ones that truly make owning wooden goods special.”

When using your wooden goods with food, it is important to follow a few, easy steps to ensure its longevity.

1) Cleaning: Wash with mild soap, rince and dry immediately with a soft cloth.

2) Seasoning: Seasoning penetrates wooden products & prevents drying & cracking in addition to adding a soft luster finish.

a. Rub a thin layer of food save wood preserved onto the entire wood surface with a clean cloth. Let stand for 15 minutes, then buff off any excess. b. On new pieces, use wood preserved once a week for the first month to ensure penetration. Apply 2-3 coats on new, untreated wood. After that, use once a month or whenever wood seems dull & dry. c. Do not use food based oils such as Olive Oil or Sunflower Oil to season as they can become rancid.

Reminder: To avoid warping or cracking, please do not: soak your wooden products in water, put in dishwasher, scrub with abrasive material, heat in oven or microwave, or leave in direct sunlight.

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