5 tips for taking care of wooden dish brushes
By Elizabeth Monks
Wooden brushes with natural fiber bristles are the plastic free alternative to the billions of plastic brushes that end up in landfill every year
Here are 5 ways to get the most out of your eco -friendly brushes:
- Use bicarbonate of soda to clean and refresh your dish brush. Place your brush in boiling water and add 2-3 tbsp of bicarbonate. Boil for 2-3 minutes. Keep your brushes out of the dishwasher and microwave.
- Suspend the brush bristles in a small pot of white vinegar overnight to kill bacteria and eliminate odor. Remember wood has natural antibacterial properties and doesn’t need to be treated with harsh chemicals to clean it.
- Your Willow & Greene dish brush has been sealed with Odie’s natural wood oil. To prevent and reduce cracking you can re-treat it with natural wood oil or wax. It is normal for small cracks to appear in the woodgrain of your brush.
- Take a moment to appreciate imperfection and the benefits of using biodegradable materials in your home. Natural signs of aging are caused by exposure to water over time and should not affect the overall performance of your brush.