Our handcrafted woodenware items can all be easily maintained and last a lifetime with thoughtful care. We use pure walnut oil and a walnut oil and beeswax blend for all of our finishes and that is recommended for continued protection. The frequency of reapplying finish depends on use and general care of the item, but it should be obvious when the wood appears to be getting drier and it never hurts to put a new coat on, just wipe dry and let sit for a day or two before using again. Other oils such as pure linseed oil can be used as well, just make sure there are not chemical driers and you are always using pure oils, which are food safe. All wooden items should never be put into a dishwasher or microwave. After use, a light wash with soap and water and towel dry will keep your bowl, spoon or board in great shape for many years.