Olive wood has a beautiful grain, is extremely durable and does not absorb odors or stains like many other woods This makes it a good choice for cooking utensils and serving bowls. Our olive wood products are individually, and exquisitely, hand crafted in Navarra, Spain by master woodworker Pimfa Wood Crafter. Each piece comes from one block of olive wood, which now has very limited availability. 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 wood immediately after washing. It is important to nourish the wood and bring out its wood grain by rubbing it with a thin coat of food grade mineral oil or olive oil.