Organic jewelry that is jewelry made out of horn, bone, wood, stone, antler and etc – are great options for plug wearers that have reached their desired size. There are so many options out there of sun flower wooden plugs and horn septum rings, but how do you take care of these kinds of organic jewelry? You can’t autoclave it or just wash it under water!
Here’s how to take care of your organic jewelry, without depreciating the quality.
The First Step
The first step to cleaning any kind of piercing jewelry is to make sure your own hands and the site itself are properly cleaned using antibacterial fragrance free soap. Otherwise you’ll be adding bacteria to the organic plugs anyway!
Wooden Plug Care
Wooden plugs are prone to drying out. So after using a gentle cloth with water to remove any debris and dust, make sure to massage the wood with jojoba oil to make sure it doesn’t crack or dry out. Drying out and cracking is a death sentence for wooden jewelry. Then with the olive oil applied shine the wood using a soft dry cloth.
Over time wood will darken and especially when applying oil often.
Do not soak wood as it will swell.