Care of oiled woods
Attention: The following information provides well-intentioned tips for self-help and does not constitute binding instructions. If you are unsure, consult a specialist. We accept no liability for any damage to people or material. We always recommend the use of linseed oil for maintenance. This is not only a product that is available regionally, but also has a long tradition. Coconut oil serves the same purpose and is of good quality, but in most countries it has to be imported. Olive oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed oil are not recommended as they soften the wood fibers and contaminate the wood. These oils can also smell rancid over time. The more exquisite oils such as peanut oil and Co. should remain in the kitchen. The cost-benefit factor is disproportionate here and there is no added value. Please note: Depending on the oil used, the wood can darken. If you are unsure, test the oil on an inconspicuous area. The oil should be at room temperature. Cold oil is more difficult to absorb. Make sure that the toy can dry in a place where it won't stain.
Remove dust and coarse soiling from the toy with a dry or slightly damp cloth.
Use a soft cloth for the actual oiling. We recommend using an old cotton garment. Do not use microfiber cloths. Drizzle the cloth with a small sip of oil. You can be generous here, oil is very productive.
Rub the toy vigorously and until you can no longer see any bright spots on the wood.
Let the toy dry long enough. If you run a kitchen towel over it, it shouldn't leave any major stains. Depending on the size of the toy, the type of wood and the amount of oil used, it can take from a few hours to a few days.