Wood Care

Enjoy your wood, it’s an incredible medium & a priceless material.

Wood’s wonderful aspect is that it takes on the character of the environment in which it finds itself. Allowing it to express its own personality and animating the space, in a way that plastic and metals cannot. In time it develops its own warmth and charm.

Coco Africa Wood Wax

Also for leather and a natural way to seal chalk paint.

Wood Wax

Available in: 200ml & 500ml glass jar or 1 Litre tin. Seal your new wooden product, to protect from damage and moisture.

A perfect product to reseal all wooden products or to use when wood is
dry or scratched.
It also works well on leather or to naturally seal chalk paint.


Linseed oil, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax & essential oil of orange peel.

Food Safe?

Yes, Linseed oil also known as flaxseed oil obtained from dried ripened seeds of the flax plant. Beeswax from beehives. Carnauba is a wax of the leaves of a palm tree grown in NE Brazil used to coat sweets & orange peel essential oil is distilled from the outer skin of oranges.

Wood is natural and organic.

Cracks might appear, it can naturally warp, create a curve and change colour over time due to environmental factors. Coco Africa uses wood that has been kiln dried to 8% moisture, it is in the most stable state humanly possible when we carefully manufacture our products. We cannot predict or control the changes in the environmental conditions once our products leave our workshop although as much care as possible is taken when transporting and storing our products.

How do I use the wax?

Sparingly apply with a soft lint-free cloth. Leave the product for a few minutes to soak in. Remove surplus wax with a clean lint-free cloth and polish slightly. The strong pleasant aroma will oxidise after about an hour, leaving you with a beautifully waxed product.

Tips & Advice

Lighter wood turns a slight shade of orange but this will fade and you will be left with a slightly darker wood shade. All wood turns slightly darker with a finish-sealant. Waxing or oiling helps protect against moisture absorption which can damage wood.

Make sure you air dry your cloths before storing away. The cloths can be flammable if compacted when packed away. Keep wax in a safe place, up high, away from children. Press the lid down firmly to seal.
Wooden products can also be sealed with slightly warmed up olive oil or coconut oil.

How often do I use?

Apply every 3 months or when needed.

How do I clean my wooden products?

Wood does not like being soaked in water, does not like too much moisture or heat (no hot pots) or to be washed in a dishwasher.

Wash your products over a sink of soapy water, sponging the products till clean. Dry with clean drying towel. Place the products on a drying rack and leave to drip-dry completely before packing away.

Wood is hydroscopic, it naturally absorbs and releases moisture to balance its internal moisture content with its surrounding environment.