FOR YOUR WOODEN PROVISIONS
Caring for wooden utensils is simple and straightforward. By following a few extra steps, your wooden provisions will last a lifetime.
Each piece from Wilder Provisions is carefully sanded smooth and finished with a food safe oil or beeswax. With proper care and some special attention your provisions were made to last the test of time.
Wooden items should never be allowed to soak in water for a prolonged period of time or be placed in the dishwasher.
Always hand wash after each use with a mild dish soap and towel dry immediately afterwards. Use a soft bristled natural brush to reach into any crevices while cleaning. To disinfect wooden spoons or cutting boards, wash with lemon juice or vinegar.
If stirring your favorite marinara causes some staining, try lightly scrubbing the stain with baking soda and treating with wood conditioner afterwards.
Over time and with use, wood needs to be retreated in order to maintain its luster. This can be done with a food safe wood finish. Wilder Provisions has a wood balm made from local beeswax and fractionated coconut oil that is specifically for this purpose. Other oils such as walnut oil and flax oil can also be used, but avoid oils that turn rancid such as olive oil.
When reapplying a wood finish, always treat it while the wood is dry. Apply a very thin layer over the surface of the wood and allow the oils to penetrate the wood. With a clean, lint free cloth, buff off extra conditioner or oil. Allow the finish to cure for 24 hours before use. I recommend treating once a month or when the wood becomes dry and dull.