Using natural products like this yerba mate scoop evokes that feeling of rustic tradition. It is made with materials directly from the Earth, hand-carved and made with love, just makes sense to have it around. Bamboo scoop can last many years and with proper care even a lifetime. Simple water rinse is enough to clean it. Please note that this is a handmade product and there may be slight differences between the photo presented and the item you receive, but it will not affect the quality of the product.