Rattle/Coaster Maintenance and Care Guide 

Welcome to the LC Rustic Accents family! Thanks for purchasing a rattle or coaster set from LC Rustic Accents!

 

We hope that you love your item(s) and it lasts you for many years to come. To ensure that it does, here are a few things that you can do to care for and maintain your product: 

 

Rattles

​These rattles have been sanded to a high grit, water-popped and smoothed out to make sure they are safe for your little one to use. The cold, hard wood used on them make the perfect teethers for your little ones! Since they're going to spend a lot of time in your little one's mouth, you need to make sure to maintenance them to keep them that way.

  • Since your rattle is regularly being exposed to moisture from your baby's mouth, it needs to be protected to keep it from drying out and cracking. Once a month, your rattle needs to be conditioned. Our homemade Board Butter is the best tool for the job! Here’s how you do it. 

    • Apply our Board Butter generously on your rattle with a clean lint free cloth.

    • If you cannot use our board butter, you can use food grade mineral oil which you can generally find in the pharmacy section of your grocery store.

    • Lay the rattle out to dry for about 30 minutes so the wood has time to soak up the butter/oil.  

    • If the wood still appears dry, apply more butter/oil and wait 30 more minutes before continuing to the next step 

    • After 30 minutes is up, use a clean dry cloth and buff in a circular motion until all of the excess butter/oil is gone 

  • DON’T use vegetable or nut based oils. They can leave your rattle smelling rancid.

  • For a little added protection if using mineral oil, you can add a butcher block conditioner afterwards. It's not necessary but it helps. We like the Howard Butcher Block Conditioner. You can typically find it at most big box stores. You would apply this conditioner the same way as the oil above.

    • If you use our homemade Board Butter, you do not need any extra protection! Our butter is made from a mix of food grade mineral oil and beeswax, giving it all the protection you need while keeping it safe for your baby to place in their mouth.

 

Coasters

The primary function of a coaster is to absorb water from your glass and protect the surfaces in your home. Water is generally the enemy to any wood as too much exposure to water can cause it to dry and crack. To keep your coasters protected from the water and looking great, follow these simple steps once a month! 

  • Apply conditioner to your coasters. Our homemade Board Butter is the best tool for the job! 

    • Apply our Board Butter generously on your coasters with a clean lint free cloth.

    • If you cannot use our board butter, you can use food grade mineral oil which you can generally find in the pharmacy section of your grocery store.

    • Lay the coasters out to dry for about 30 minutes so the wood has time to soak up the butter/oil.  

    • If the wood still appears dry, apply more butter/oil and wait 30 more minutes before continuing to the next step 

    • After 30 minutes is up, use a clean dry cloth and buff in a circular motion until all of the excess butter/oil is gone 

  • DON’T use vegetable or nut based oils. They can leave your coasters smelling rancid.

  • For a little added protection if using mineral oil, you can add a butcher block conditioner afterwards. It's not necessary but it helps. We like the Howard Butcher Block Conditioner. You can typically find it at most big box stores. You would apply this conditioner the same way as the oil above.

    • If you use our homemade Board Butter, you do not need any extra protection! Our butter is made from a mix of food grade mineral oil and beeswax, giving it all the protection you need.

For any questions related to your rattle/coaster purchase, please don’t hesitate to email us at lcrusticaccents@gmail.com

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