Mythology & Wood Care - Frayne Wood Craft

Mythology

Ash Tree

The Ash Tree was believed to possess medicinal and mystical properties, with its wood often burned to ward off evil spirits. In Viking mythology, the Ash was referred to as the ‘tree of life.’ Today, it is regarded as a healing tree.

Mythology & Wood Care - Frayne Wood Craft
Mythology & Wood Care - Frayne Wood Craft

Beech Tree

Beech is associated with femininity and is considered the queen of trees, while oak is regarded as the king. In Celtic mythology, the god Faqus was associated with Beech trees. Beech was believed to possess medicinal properties, and its leaves were used to relieve swelling. Additionally, forked beech twigs are traditionally used for divining.

Beech Tree

Beech is associated with femininity and is considered the queen of trees, while oak is regarded as the king. In Celtic mythology, the god Faqus was associated with Beech trees. Beech was believed to possess medicinal properties, and its leaves were used to relieve swelling. Additionally, forked beech twigs are traditionally used for divining.

Crab Apple Tree

The Crab Apple Tree has long been associated with love and marriage. According to folklore, if you throw the seeds into a fire while speaking the name of your beloved, the love is deemed true if the seeds explode.

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Hazel Tree

The Hazel has reputation as a magical tree. The Hazel rod is supposed to protect against evil spirits. In Ireland Hazel is known as the tree of knowledge and in medieval times it was a symbol of fertility.

Hazel Tree

The Hazel has reputation as a magical tree. The Hazel rod is supposed to protect against evil spirits. In Ireland Hazel is known as the tree of knowledge and in medieval times it was a symbol of fertility.

Wood Care

1. Do not put in dish washer or immerse in water. Don’t leave in direct sun light.

2. When cleaning, spray with warm, mild, soapy water. To sanitize wooden bowls and utensils and help control bacteria growth, white vinegar works wonders. Mix 1 part white vinegar with 5 parts water, wet the bowl with the solution, leave for a few minutes, and rinse with warm water.

3. After allowing to dry season with olive/ linseed/ walnut oils. Put on liberally allow to soak in for a few minutes. Wipe off excess. This can be done once a month or if the wood feels dry.