A traditional Beech Wood and Plant Fibre Scrubbing Brush with both a Pointed and Rounded end. For some cleaning tasks, nothing can beat an old fashioned Scrubbing Brush. Made of European sustainably grown Beech Wood and ‘Union’ – a mixture of vegetable fibres of Bassine and Tampico, these natural brushes make cleaning satisfying and effective.
These brushes excel at scrubbing traditional floors, tiles, flag stones, draining boards, chopping boards, butcher’s blocks, clothes, bricks, decking, doorsteps etc.
Bassine fibres are harvested from the Palmyra Palm Borassus Flabelliformis plant, which is found in parts of Southern India. The bassine bristles are very strong and hardwearing. Tampico fibres are grown in northern Mexico and come from a cactus, the Agave Lecheguilla. Equally hard wearing, tampico bristles excel at holding water and soap and have tiny barbs which help to dislodge and capture grime. Tampico fibres retain their rigidity when wet and the bristles retain their shape well with use. All the resources used in making these brushes are traditional sustainable and completely biodegradable.
How to Use the Natural Fibre Scrubbing Brush
Make sure that the bristles are wetted before using the brush for wet tasks.
Be sure that the surface is suited to the use of a scrubbing brush.
Dip the bristles in water and soap, use the bristles to spread the soap and water on the area to be cleaned. Allow a little time for the soap and water to dissolve the grime and then scrub to lift and shift the grime. Use the pointed nose of the brush to reach into corners. Then remove the dislodged grime and any excess liquid with the scrubbing brush, a cloth or sponge to remove any excess liquid. Be sure too that the surface is well rinsed.
How to Care for the Union Scrubbing Brush
Besides making sure the bristles are wetted before use in wet tasks, be sure that the scrubbing brush is completely clean after use, before allowing the bristles to dry. There is a hole in the body of the brush to enable it to be hung on a nail or through which to thread a loop for hanging the brush on a hook. This assures that the brush can dry completely and quickly.
To assure a long and useful life for the brush, try to use even pressure on the brush to encourage as many of the bristles to help in the task as possible rather than favouring the bristles in any part such along the edges and the nose.
Use a separate scrubbing brush to clean counters, draining boards, chopping boards and other food contact surfaces to that which is used for cleaning the floors indoors and for outdoor tasks. I keep three on the go – one in the kitchen for food contact surfaces. Another in the utility room for floors and indoor tasks and other outside (under cover) to wash soil off vegetables, to scrub plant pots, outdoor tables, benches and other outdoor tasks. Use the menu to select the number of natural scrubbing brushes required.