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Care

Handcrafted Cutting Boards

General Care Instructions

Cutting boards should never be submerged in water for extended periods of time or put in the dishwasher. Never place hot pots and pans or other very hot items on the wood cutting board surface as it may burn and discolor. After every use, brush with soapy warm water, rinse and dry thoroughly.

 

Cutting Board Conditioner Application

A few times a year, or more with heavier use, we recommend re-seasoning your cutting board. When your board becomes lighter in color and feels 'dry' to the touch, it's time to re-season your board. House of Wards Woodworking uses Walrus Cutting Board Oil to season our cutting boards during construction; however, any commercially-available cutting board conditioner that utilizes mineral oil and beeswax will suffice. This wood conditioning treatment helps prevent staining, cracking, and food odor absorption. Do not use olive oil or other cooking oils to seal your board as these oils can turn rancid over time.

Simply rub a small amount of the conditioner onto a clean, dry cutting board, with a clean rag. Wipe the conditioner in the direction of the wood grain and let soak for a few minutes.

Any excess should be buffed off with a clean rag, in the direction of the grain of the wood, until the board has a smooth sheen.

Care Cards are available with your purchase.

Walrus Oil Care Card

Hand-Poured Soy Candles

Soy Wax is more eco-friendly than Paraffin Wax and supports American Soy Farmers.  Soy also has a cleaner burn, preventing soot or smoke that is seen from other wax candles.   Each candle is made from scratch, taking great care of melt and pour temps to make sure each and every candle creates the perfect burn. 

We always suggest trimming the wick to 1/4" before lighting.   Burn candle within sight.  Keep candle free of any other materials including matches and wick trimmings.  Only burn the candle on a level, fire resistant surface.   Lastly, please do not burn the candle for more than 4 hours at a time or when the candle wax reaches the very bottom (a wax warmer does wonders!).   

Please note, soy wax tends to have a "rustic" look after it has melted, creating melt pools.  This will in no way effect the way your candle burns and is a natural effect of soy wax.  Soy wax also creates "wet spots" which can happen in the vessel of the candle.  This looks as though there is an air pocket in the candle and is a common occurrence when using natural materials.  Again, this will in no way effect the way that your candle burns. Your glass color can also vary by thickness.  The thicker the glass, the more green tint the clear glass may have.   This is not a defect, but represents the high quality glass that we use to manufacture our candles.

We strive to use all natural materials in our candles such as soy wax, 100% cotton or wood wicks and glass jars with metal lids.  No plastics, no harsh chemicals.  As clean as we can make them is our goal.