Healthy Benefits of Acacia Wood

Benefits of Acacia Wood

We all know wood tones are popular when it comes to nursery design.  There is something about having earthy tones in the nursery that feels so natural.  Not to mention, having a solid hardwood species in the nursery can have great benefits, specifically acacia wood! 


Benefits of Acacia Wood

Acacia is known for its unique grain patterns and its brilliant colors. Each piece is truly “one of a kind” due to the variable pattern of its grain, which may be either straight or wavy.  Acacia offers a wide range of color, from light amber to dark mahogany. 

Acacia has a rustic modern appeal, making it ideal for simple but timeless pieces that blend easily with any style preference – from shabby chic to sophisticated and elegant. 

Acacia is sustainable.  Acacia trees are fast-growing, grow in almost any type of soil, and do not need fertilizer, or pesticides. 

Acacia is highly resistant to moisture, insects, mold, and fire without the aid of any chemical treatments, which makes it easy to maintain and ideal for the home.

Nature has blessed acacia with antibacterial properties.  This tree has the natural property of opposing bacteria.  It has antibacterial and antifungal properties as well as natural oils that repel mites and bacteria

Acacia wood has a subtle yet mesmerizing smell.  It smells like honey.  Its fragrance is known for its ability to relieve stress and depression.

Buying eco-friendly products minimizes exposure to volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs.  These are toxic chemicals often introduced through new furniture. 

Furniture made from synthetic materials often emits toxic gasses that are harmful to babies.   Even if the material itself is non-toxic, the furniture may use glues and adhesives that give out harmful gasses.  Solid wooden furniture does not suffer from any of these drawbacks. 

Milk Street Baby prides themselves on using only GreenGuard Gold certified paints and stains.  In addition,  Milk Street products exceed the most rigorous government testing standards for materials, construction, and finishing in North America, including California.  Read more about Milk Street’s 100% GreenGuard Gold Certified finisheshere

Benefits of Acacia Wood

Design Benefits of Acacia Wood in the Nursery  

Neutral wood tones give a beautiful, natural feel to any nursery,  keeping an airy and clean vibe that is trending and hot right now.  Acacia wood tones are a perfect contrast to white, but they also pair beautifully with any color.  Have pink walls?  No problem. Camo walls?  Even better!  The ability to work with a variety of colors as well as a variety of nursery themes are a few of the main reasons you see natural wood tones featured currently on Instagram and Pinterest. 

Furniture made from solid wood is strong and durable.  It is sturdy enough to withstand years of use by growing children and still maintain a great look. Wooden furniture pieces like a crib, dresser and nightstand will last from nursery to adult rooms which makes them a great value for families. 

Benefits of Acacia Wood

Sustainable materials

Solid wood is eco-friendly and more sustainable that alternative materials.  Solid wood also offers higher quality and longevity.  More and more parents are concerned about their family’s carbon footprint and the effect of their actions on the environment.  We believe choosing our wooden furniture is a step in the right direction.



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