The beauty of your olive wood is easily maintained by washing it by hand with a mild liquid soap and warm water. Never leave it soaking in water or place it in the dishwasher. Dry your wood immediately after washing. It is important to nourish the wood and bring out it´s wood grain by rubbing it with a thin coat of food grade mineral oil or olive oil. This will keep your olive wood in great condition and bring out it´s natural color and grain.