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Caring for Wood Brushes

Making the transition to a plastic-free lifestyle has a bit of a learning curve. Natural wood products need a little extra care but can last a long time if you treat them well. Our wood multipurpose brushes have 100% compostable bristles and handles at an affordable price point to make them a "no brainer" swap to make. Here is how to keep them in the best condition...

Storage and Care:

Never leave the brushes submerged in water as the wood will absorb it and cause them to swell and crack. After each use, place them in a dry spot- either elevated on a soap deck, on a dry towel, or hanging up. They should always be stored with the bristles facing down to allow for proper drainage.  

Slight cracking is normal for uncoated wood brushes. It is a natural sign of aging caused by exposure to water and does not affect the performance of your brush.

You can oil or wax your brushes to reduce the potential of cracking if you regularly submerge your brushes. A proper wood oil is best for this as vegetable oil can spoil. 

How to Clean:

Wood is naturally antimicrobial, but if you need to clean your brushes, use a fine grit sandpaper to sand down the handle and clean bristles with vinegar (when needed) to kill bacteria.

How to Change the Head on the Long Handle Sisal Kitchen Brush:

For the long handle sisal kitchen brush, you can replace just the head. To do so, pinch the wires together near the head of the brush and slide the small circular metal piece down to remove the old brush head. Slide a new brush head on and slide the metal piece back to its original position to hold it tight. Pliers may be needed the first time you replace.


Brushes should last at least 6 months, but if you care for them, you'll find they last much longer!


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