The specially formulated Loveable Teak Oil will deeply penetrate into the grains of the wood, not just stay on the surface. This allows for both protection, cleaning, and nourishing of the wood. After application the wood will be provided with a hydrophobic (water repellent) quality which helps to prolong life, as well as protect the wood from deteriorating chemicals, soaps, shampoos, dirt and food. In addition the teak oil will provide the furniture with a rich golden brown honey color that is beautiful and attractive. This coloring is from natural plant based ingredients, and not a dye, or stain. Teak oil can be used on a periodic basis to help prolong the life, and protect the beauty of your teak, ipe, acacia, eucalyptus, bamboo, and other tropical hardwood products.