Taking Care of Your Hand Made Wooden Bowls and Keeping Them Food Safe

Taking Care of Your Hand Made Wooden Bowls and Keeping Them Food Safe

Caring for Your Handmade Wooden Bowls

Handmade wooden bowls are a beautiful and practical addition to any home. These unique pieces are often made from natural materials such as wood, and as such, they require a bit of special care to maintain their beauty and functionality. Here are some tips on how to care for your handmade wooden bowls using natural methods:

How to Wash Your Wooden Bowls

Avoid washing your wooden bowls in the dishwasher. The heat and harsh detergents used in dishwashers can cause the wood to crack and become discolored over time. Instead, wash your wooden bowls by hand using warm water and a mild detergent. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly and dry them completely before storing.

How to Apply Oil to Your Wooden Bowls

Use a food-safe oil or wax to condition your wooden bowls. Over time, the natural oils in the wood can dry out, causing the bowl to become dry and brittle. To prevent this, use a food-safe oil or wax to condition the wood and keep it hydrated. Some natural options include mineral oil, coconut oil, walnut oil, and beeswax. Simply apply a small amount of oil or wax to a clean, dry cloth and rub it into the wood in a circular motion. Be sure to let the oil or wax soak in for a few hours before using the bowl again.

How to Store Your Wooden Bowls

Always be sure to store your wooden bowls properly. To prevent your wooden bowls from cracking or warping, store them in a dry place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. You can also use a bowl stand or a padded tray to protect them from accidental drops or bumps.

How to Protect Your Wooden Bowls 

We have talked about conditioning your wooden bowls previously, but it is just as important that you use a natural finish to preserve your wooden bowls for years to come. If you want to preserve the natural beauty of your wooden bowls for years to come, consider applying a natural hardening finish such as walnut oil, tung oil, or wax. Simply apply a thin coat of the finish to the surface of the bowl using a clean, dry cloth, and let it dry according to the manufacturer's instructions. It works even better to create your own mix of the above-mentioned items. These mix well to create a long lasting and protective finish.


By following these tips and using natural products, you can care for your handmade wooden bowls in a safe and sustainable way.


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