Made from a genuine ox horn, when you’ve invested in such a unique piece it’s important to know how to care for it properly, to ensure your drinking horn lasts a lifetime. For many of us, ox horn isn’t an everyday material, and this can mean it’s tricky to know exactly how to clean and care for this unique item. When you know, it’s really quite simple to care for your drinking horn, and doesn’t require a lot of daily maintenance.
Read on to discover how to look after your Handicrafts drinking horn, to keep it in tip top condition...
Your drinking horn explained...
The Handicrafts drinking horn is stylish, unique and made completely of natural materials. Considered to be a ‘real viking drinking horn’ the horn comes complete with an ox horn stand, and both the horn and the stand are made from genuine ox horn.
This unique drinking vessel can be used for water, wine, beer and ale, is 14 inches long and has a polished exterior. Each horn is unique, making no two items the same. The horn is sourced from a non-endangered species and is processed to purify, making it completely safe and enjoyable to drink from.
How to care for your drinking horn...
If you’ve never had an ox drinking horn before, it can be tricky to know how to properly care for it. Here are our top tips:
What you should do:
We recommend that you use your horn often, as regular use will help keep your horn clean. When you do use your drinking horn, wash it before use using cool water, a mild soap and a soft sponge. Dry with a soft towel.
As the horn is made from natural materials, it can be subject to developing odors. This can be avoided and rectified with just a few simple steps. To avoid smells from developing, keep on top of washing your drinking horn, and always wash before use. To neutralize any unpleasant smells, try rubbing lemon peel or a few drops of essential lemon oil on the interior of the horn. Leave to soak overnight and rinse. It’s best to use natural deodorizers where possible when it comes to cleaning and caring for your drinking horn
What you shouldn’t do:
To avoid damaging your drinking horn, do not put it in the dishwasher, and avoid letting it sit or soak in water. You should also avoid using hot water to clean your horn, as well as keeping it out of direct sunlight.
This novelty yet stylish item is made from truly stunning materials. If you follow our tips you can keep it looking great for years to come.
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