For mango wood products to be long lasting, they need to be properly seasoned and kiln dried, to ensure the products are no longer liable to cracking and movement as is common in most woods as they adjust to new climates. Here at MangoWoodHome, we adhere to strict quality control procedures during the drying process to ensure that and will happily offer advice on how to care for your mango wood products ensuring they remain in pristine condition for many years to come. In addition, all our products are treated to eliminate any fungal attack of the wood.

Although our mango wood products are kiln dried, carefully treated and put through a meticulous quality control process, they do require some care to keep them in pristine condition. Mango wood comes from a tropical environment that is far more humid than most of the environments the products are destined for. Therefore, mango wood must acclimatize to a new environment. During the winter months the heat in our homes actually draws moisture from the air and anything in the surrounding environment that contains moisture, such as your skin and the wood products in your home. To prevent cracking, the wood requires moisture much like your skin requires moisture to look healthy.

Care of Vases

It is important to treat your brown, natural and cherry stained mango wood vases with an oil product such as lemon oil or mineral oil. Vases painted black can be treated with a typical spray polish. The piece should be treated about once a month, or whenever it appears dry, to maintain its optimal decorative elegance and preserve the wood. Avoid products containing alcohol as they actually dry out the wood.

Simply pour a small amount of oil onto a smooth cotton cloth and then wipe. If it seems to absorb the oil quickly then it may require more. Remaining oil will completely absorb. When well moisturized, the vase will look especially beautiful, highlighting the grain and texture of the mango wood.

VASES ARE NOT WATERPROOF SO A GLASS OR PLASTIC INSERT MUST BE USED FOR FRESH FLOWERS

Care of Plates & Bowls

This is a natural product that reacts naturally to its environment. Mango wood is kiln dried in order to retain its strength and stability, yet originates from a relatively moist tropical climate. Especially in dry climatic areas, it is a good idea to apply some moisture through a wood/furniture cleaner/moisturiser containing fruit oil such as lemon or orange oil. This is best applied to a cloth before wiping the vase, or in accordance with the product instructions. This should be repeated on a regularbasis as needed. Dryer climates also applies to winter-time, sunny windows and positions close to heat sources. In such cases, turn or change vase positions every now and then to prevent fading. Mango wood vases should not directly contain water as it would permeate the wood. To place fresh flowers or plants we recommend to insert a plastic or glass container into the mango wood vase.

Plates and bowls should be treated with a good quality edible oil such as olive or walnut oil. Rub the oil onto the inside surface whenever the wood begins to look dry. To provide an attractive sheen to these pieces, you can rub in two or three coats of 100% pure bees wax on the inside surface. The outside stained surface can be treated with lemon oil and should be treated about once a month or whenever it appears dry.

To maintain the optimal decorative elegance and preserve the wood, avoid products containing alcohol as they will dry out the wood. Simply pour a small amount of oil onto a smooth cotton cloth and then wipe. If it seems to absorb the oil quickly then it may require more. Remaining oil will completely absorb.

Pieces that are used for food should be cleaned after each use. The best method is to wipe the surface of the piece with warm soapy water, rinsing immediately, and then dry with a tea towel or paper towel. By applying oil to the wood, you will prevent the wood from drying, and will protect it from the effects of vinegar or acidic vegetables like tomatoes.

PLATES & BOWLS ARE NOT WATERPROOF SO ONLY USE WITH DRY FOOD UNLESS THE SURFACE IS LINED

Care of Tealight Candle Holders

It is important to treat your mango wood tea light candleholder. Use an oil product such as lemon oil on brown, natural and cherry stains. Black paint can be treated with spray polish. The piece should be treated about once a month, or whenever it appears dry, to maintain its optimal decorative elegance and preserve the wood. Avoid products containing alcohol as they will dry out the wood. Simply pour a small amount of oil onto a smooth cotton cloth and wipe the object. If it seems to absorb the oil quickly then it may require more. Remaining oil will completely absorb. When well moisturized, the candleholders look especially beautiful, highlighting the grain and texture of the mango wood.

BURNING CANDLES SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED.