This olive wood ladle is simply stunning approx 30cm /12” in length it is a truly impressive piece of wood. Serve soup or sauces to your guests in this and they will never forget it! Furthermore, olive wood is ideal for use with food as the natural oil content of olive wood means that it kills bacteria and is therefore more hygienic than other wood or plastic products. All our olive wood products are finished with wax and oil and so will not taint any food it is in contact with. These hand-made pieces are carved out of a single piece of wood so are rare as well as being unique, beautiful and durable.Maintenance:Olive wood will last a lifetime if it is properly looked after. To keep your olive wood products looking their best please follow this advice:· Hand wash only, not suitable for dishwashers· Occasionally coat with olive oil to prevent the wood from drying out· Do not leave soaking in water or exposed to heat or sunshineHave any questions? Contact the shop owner.