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What you need to know about coconut bowls?

What you need to know, but nobody told you about coconut bowls?

Each coconut shell is different. The color, the patterns, natural markings or characteristics of each shell are diverse from another. Just imagine the journey the coconut fruit takes throughout its life cycle. From growing high on a palm tree in a tropical island of Lombok, harvested by a local farmer, and engraved and polished by local artisan to finally ending on your table as a coconut shell bowl.

Coconut bowl, natural polished.

Because they are made from real coconut shells, your bowls will require a bit of simple care to maintain their natural beauty and ensure their durability. Here are some tips how to keep your bowls looking great for many years. So firstly;

Keep it shiny

To keep your bowls looking just as shiny as the day you got them, polish them with 100% virgin coconut oil. You can use other natural oils, if you don’t have coconut one. Simply scoop a spoon of oil on a soft, clean cloth and wipe every inch of your bowl using that cloth

Polish it inside and outside until the bowl is shiny again.  We advice to put oil on them after every 20 uses. Like that your bowl will last long time.

Keep it clean

Before using your coconut bowl, remember to rinse it first with water at room temperature. Clean bowls after every use by hand washing them in warm, soapy water. Don’t soak them for too long. After that leave them on a mat to air dry thoroughly before stacking them and putting them away. However, don’t use the dishwasher because it’s wood remember, therefore its temperature sensitive.

Variety in diversity. Handcrafted by local artisans with unlimited imagination of patterns.

 Keep it not too hot and not to cold

Coconut bowl shell is like wood. You can certainly use your bowls for both – cool and warm foods, but never pour boiling or freezing food or liquid into your bowl. Extreme temperatures can diminish the finish and durability of the bowl over time and may cause it to crack. So if you live in countries where winter brings temperatures below zero, make sure you put oil on your bowl. Remember coconuts grow in very moisture climate and temperature changes might cause them to crack. And if they crack, u can still use them for your jewellery or as key holders, or even try to glue them. But if you decide to throw them away remember they are biodegradable and go to organic trash.

Never microwave a coconut bowl or place it in an oven, refrigerator or icebox. You will have to say goodbye to it.

Palm leaf coconut bowl is a signature of Lombok, presenting all this island is.

Cleaning and maintaining coconut bowls is definitely not complicated, but if you have further questions about how to care for your bowl, don’t hesitate to send us an email at info@coconesia.id.