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From the kitchen diaries - Anthony, owner of L'essentiel and Chef

Anthony Mills

From the kitchen diaries - Anthony, owner of L'essentiel and Chef

Having worked for years in a kitchen as a chef, I’m acutely aware of the importance of the cleanliness and hygiene of my working environment. Having a clean kitchen and utensils is not only paramount for the well-being of my diners, but also provides kitchen staff with a safe and organised work environment that maintains the required health regulations.   Here at L’essentiel, we have transposed our ethos of safe furniture finishing products to create a couple of products for your kitchen and house that embody our stance on being environmentally friendly and health-conscious.   Our Cutting Board Butter helps...


The L'essentiel wooden cutting board cleaning demo

Anthony Mills

The L'essentiel wooden cutting board cleaning demo

L'essentiel cutting board butter was formulated for all things timber in your kitchen. Did you know the owner of L'essentiel is a Chef? He gave the big thumbs up to this cutting board butter when it was formulated. There is no smell and no residual to taint the timber board. It absorbs easily, a little goes a very long way and it is a great way to keep your cutting boards and timber utensils nourished. Nourishing the boards will also assist in them not absorbing nasty odours. Step 1. Firstly clean your board. Depending on the grime factor, use a...


All in one base & blocker. The super hero in prep and painting.

Anthony Mills

All in one base & blocker. The super hero in prep and painting.

L'essentiel's 1 coat wonder! What's the all the hype about L'essentiel All in one Base & Blocker? This product is our primer, sealer and undercoat and basically our Super hero when it comes to prep. It is water based Eco friendly It doesn't have an offensive odour, like many blockers do. It only requires one brushed coat to kill tannin bleed. It can be used as a base coat to improve adhesion of other products. It is a great undercoat to get colour pop with bright colours. It improves colour blocking when using whites. It can minimize imperfections on your...


Let’s talk about glaze

Anthony Mills

Let’s talk about glaze

  Botanics translucent glaze is not only a protective sealer, it looks fabulous on a finished furniture piece when applied correctly. This is one of my personal go to products if I am wanting an authentic, high end finish on a furniture piece. Imagine a beautiful furniture piece with beautiful carvings, at times if you were to use a dark antiquing wax you could end up with residue build up and your result could look dirty and grungy. On a beautiful piece this could be a very unfortunate look. Translucent glaze will give you full control of where and how...


A little info about our waxes.

Anthony Mills

A little info about our waxes.

Here at L'ESSENTIEL we have many choices when it comes to waxes; Solid beeswax polishes, Soapstone wax, Liquid wax and Hemp Infusion wax Let’s look at the differences: Beeswax polish (clear and coloured) Our original beeswax polish contains more carnauba wax than beeswax. It is solvent free (we use plant oils instead of drying agents or solvents). Our beeswax polish is easy to apply and use. When using a solvent free polish like this over paint, it is best reserved for use on milk paint, chalk paint and any other porous paints or timbers. This wax needs something to grab...

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