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...
Never leave the brushes soaking in water as the wood will absorb it. This may cause swelling, cracking, or the natural bristles to fall out prematurely. After each use, place them in a dry spot- either elevated on a soap deck, on a dry towel (my personal preference), or hanging up (if you have the space). They should always be stored with the bristles facing down to allow the water to drain off the bristles and wood.
Slight cracking is perfectly normal for wood brushes. It is a natural sign of aging caused by exposure to water and will not adversely 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 or hydrogen peroxide (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.
How long do they last:
Brushes should last at least 6 months, but if you care for them, you'll find they last much longer!
It's a simple, affordable swap that everyone can make!