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The magic is in the mineral oil

The magic is in the mineral oil

I’ve talked to you about self-care recently, well now it’s time to think about how to care for and keep your beautiful oak items looking as good as the day they left our workshop.

It’s simple – the magic secret is in the oiling!

Those of you that follow me on Insta or Facebook, will know that I’m all about the natural approach to life – fresh air, time with the family, vitamin boosting food etc. Before our products leave us, they are all treated to 2 coats of a food safe and nut free mineral oil.  This is applied as a wet oil which then dries without the sheen of some other oils, thus giving a totally natural look. This non- toxic, odourless, food safe finish is ideal for products like our chopping board range. Outdoor items, like our stunning and playful swings, are treated with Danish oil that has the added bonus of including a UV protector.

To keep your products in tiptop condition, we recommend re-oiling every week for the first month and then once a year as a top up. Here is a handy link to our fav mineral oil.

Handy hints for healthy chopping boards:

  • re-oiling - wood gets thirsty, just like us!
  • avoid submerging in water
  • wash down with warm soapy water – think showers, not baths…
  • store flat - to protect against any potential warping
  • avoid drastic temperature changes – you wouldn’t visit the Arctic in your undies!!

Buying a quality product from From the Oak Tree is an investment for life, so please take care to look after them well.

I hope you have found this useful. Any questions, please ask!

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