May 30, 2020 2 min read

There are a lot of custom boards on the market these days.. but its important to know that not all boards are equal. If you are thinking of investing in a gift for someone special, or just want to bring some natural vibes to your house, this blog post is for you!

I've been making timber boards for over 5 years and have worked with and used every timber around! I won't go into all of them.. (but HMU if you want to because I'd actually love to), instead I wanted to address why we only use camphor laurel, instead of the much more common and aesthetically similar acacia.

Here's my top 5 reason's why I love and choose camphor laurel:

Healthier for you: Camphor laurel is a naturally antibacterial timber. It is rich in oils which both smell amazing and stop any bacteria lingering around.

Built to last:Our boards are all natural, single piece timber, meaning they are free from any glue or resin. This also means your board won't split where the timber has been joined. 

You don't need to stress about washing:Like any wooden board, camphor laurel should be hand washed - however because of its antibacterial properties, it doesn't required soaking or large amounts of detergent.

We don't use any paints or inks for our designs. They are burnt by pyrography, which means you don't have to worry about the designs being damaged by washing or getting paint or resin on your food. They are there to stay!

Smells like a cosy fireplace:  Camphor laurel has a similar scent to eucalyptus, but more earthy. Because we wood burn our boards, rather than etch or laser - they smell like a mix between a cosy fireplace and natural incense.

If you can't tell - I love camphor laurel. And I'm not the only one. There's a reason why all of the top chefs, entertainers and makers choose camphor laurel!

Sustainable: Camphor laurel is considered a pest in various parts of NSW. It often has detrimental impacts to Australian natives and is known for having large and invasive roots. Therefore it is often cut down to protect native species and wasted as a resource. When it is made into a board it is given new life. We source our boards from Byron Bay who cares as much about our environment as we do.

Understand why I always rave on about camphor laurel? 

I back it so much that if for any reason your board does split, crack, or the design becomes indistinguishable... I'll fix it for you, replace it or give your money back. At absolutely no cost to you! 

References:
https://weeds.dpi.nsw.gov.au/Weeds/Details/28

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261432999_Study_on_the_Antimicrobial_Activity_of_Essential_Oils_from_Cinnamomum_camphora_Wood

Rebecca Pink
Rebecca Pink


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