Our jewellery is made to be worn and loved for years to come but, like most things in life, it sometimes needs a little care to keep it looking its best.
New brass jewelry is known to be shiny and looks as good as gold! Over time, the brass material will become dull or tarnish a bit. Not to worry, this metal is easy to shine up and make look good as new!
Tarnishing happens to brass when the metal gets wet, whether it is worn in the shower or from our body perspiration and is completely natural.
Cleaning brass jewelry is fairly simple, and there are many ways we want to share with you on how to keep your brass jewelry shining!
Vinegar and Salt to clean brass jewelry
Taking about a teaspoon of salt in a half cup of white vinegar, mix this into a solution in a glass bowl. Either on the stove or in the microwave, heat the solution up a bit until it is warm. Mix the solution and then put your brass jewelry into your glass bowl. Make sure that your brass jewelry is completely submerged into the solution and leave it to sit for at least 10 minutes. When you take your brass jewelry out of the solution, you can use a cloth to wipe away any tarnishing or build up easily.
Lemon or Lime and Salt to clean brass jewelry
Start off by cutting either a lemon or a lime in half. Place the open half in a small bowl of salt to make sure the surface area is covered in salt. Use the salt-coated lemon or lime to gently rub the brass jewelry. Add more salt as needed, and remember to be very gentle when scrubbing so the salt doesn’t damage or scratch your jewelry. Rinse off with water and dry your good as new brass jewelry!
Metal polisher to clean brass jewelry
If you wish you can use a gentle metal polisher for brass and gold and a soft cloth to remove tarnish and restore luster, but we do recommend the previous methods as are more eco friendly and less toxic.
Treat It With Love
Remove jewelry before rigorous physical activity or going to bed.
Prolong Its Life
Store your jewelry in a cloth bag away from natural sunlight and heat.
Keep Away from Water
Our materials don’t mix well with moisture. Avoid contact with water, lotion and perfume.
We want you to enjoy your Lamu leather goods for a lifetime. From the moment they are crafted, until they arrive in your arms, they need to be cared for properly.
By following just a few simple rules, you can avoid unnecessary wear and tear.
Regularly clean leather with a soft brush or cloth
Regularly air out leather
Blot away water or moisture as soon as possible
Dry wet leather naturally, away from artificial heat
Clean spots and stains with a mixture of soap flakes and warm water
Use a steam cleaner to disinfect and remove buildup from regular use
Test any conditioners, cleaners, polishes or wax in a hidden spot beforehand
Never machine wash leather
Don’t get leather wet wherever possible
Don’t dry wet leather next to a radiator or with a hairdryer
Never tumble dry leather
Don’t iron leather
Never immerse leather in water to clean
Wooden utensils are gorgeous, useful and can last forever if you treat them right. They also don’t contain any plastic, which makes them a major environmental win.
To keep your wooden utensils in the best shape possible, follow these tips:
Hand-wash wooden utensils with hot water and mild dish soap. Although wooden utensils could technically be cleaned in the dishwasher, it’s not a good idea. The high water temperatures in the dishwasher can dry them out and lead to cracks in the wood. Simple hand washing is best for wooden items.
Blot freshly washed wooden utensils with a clean dishtowel, then allow them to air-dry completely before putting them away.
If your wooden utensils start to look dry or don’t feel super smooth, periodically rub them with mineral oil or a beeswax compound. Don’t use food-based oil like vegetable or olive oil, since these types of oils can go rancid.
Wooden utensils can eventually split as they dry out or are exposed to extreme temperature changes. Dispose of split wooden tools, because food could get trapped in the cracks.
Highly pigmented foods, such as tomato sauce or berries, will stain wooden utensils and cutting boards. They’re still safe to use if they’re stained, and the stains will eventually fade.
If your wooden utensils develop spotted stains or roughness, these can be rubbed away with a piece of fine sandpaper. Oil the surface afterward with mineral oil or a beeswax compound.
With these tips, your wooden kitchen utensils should last a long, long time.