I decided to try something different this week. I made some homemade wood butter to condition my wooden spoons and cutting board. It turned out pretty good and my spoons/cutting board look great.
You will need beeswax and coconut oil. I got the beeswax from a dye supply shop but you could use 100% beeswax candles if you cannot find beeswax in blocks. For storage, I used a cheese grator to shred the wax and stored it in a bag. The coconut oil wasn’t special either. I just used the one in my pantry.
Weigh out 1 ounce beeswax and 3 ounces of coconut oil. I put it in a glass mason jar.
I microwaved the mixture for about 3 minutes. Stir at 2 minutes. After the beeswax melts, the liquid looks like honey.
Allow to cool. If the mixture is too hard, heat in the microwave for about 1 minute to soften before applying it to your wooden things.
Use a paper towel or cloth to spread the butter onto the wooden spoon or cutting board. Rub until the butter is buffed in. You can see that the spoons are slightly shiny. The spoons are slightly sticky but after a couple days it wasn’t sticky any more. After applying the butter, the wooden spoons were not super shiny so it doesn’t polish it. There was no smell that I could notice. Hope that butter helps to protect the wood.
- 1 ounce beeswax
- 3 ounce coconut oil
Place in a glass jar and heat in the microwave. Allow to cool and use a paper towel or a cloth to rub onto your wooden spoons or cutting board.
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