Wood Care

Wood Care

Our homeware and jewellery are made with native timbers; Rimu, Pūriri, Kāuri, Tōtara, and Rewarewa.
Here are some tips to help you keep wooden items looking their best.

• Wooden jewellery does not like getting wet. Use a soft cloth to quickly remove moisture.
• Do not store wooden items on a window sill, in direct sunlight or close to heat sources as extreme changes in temperature may cause cracks to appear over time.
• Occasionally Tōtara may appear to have a shiny coating of dust on the surface. This is the natural oils in the timber coming to the surface.  A buff with a soft cloth will remove it.
• Wood will appreciate an oil every now and then. We recommend our beeswax polish, tung oil, linseed oil or coconut oil (which can be found at your local grocery store).

Tea Tray/Serving Boards

Hand wash after use with warm soapy water and rinse off. Do put in the dishwasher, soak or leave drying in a puddle of water. Your board will appreciate an oil every now and then. We recommend our beeswax polish or coconut oil (which can be found at your local grocery store).

Coasters

These have been coated with polyurethane to protect the wood from hot liquids. Do not submerge coasters in water. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth and leave to dry.

Succulent care

Light: Bright light but not direct sunlight.
Water: 1-3 times a week. Allow the soil to totally dry out between watering and do not over-water as it will cause rot, particularly in winter.
Fertilizer: Use a liquid fertilizer monthly.

Air Plant Care (Tillandsia)

Light: Bright light but not direct sunlight.
Water: 1-3 times a week with a mister until the plant is saturated. Take the plant out of the planter for watering.
Fertilizer: Use a liquid fertilizer monthly, diluted to 1/4 strength.