Homemade Cutting Board Oil

After finding a version of homemade diffuser oil that calls for mineral oil found at the drug store, I had a light bulb go off in my head.  We have several bamboo cutting boards that I use mineral oil on from time to time.  The bottle I have is from Bed, Bath, and Beyond’s kitchen section.  I wondered if I had paid a premium for essentially the same thing – it is $0.75/oz at BB&B compared to $0.28/oz at the drug store.  After a little research, everything I read said that the mineral oil from the laxative section is the same as that from the kitchen section.  So yes, I had paid a premium originally, but not anymore.

I also read a couple of recommendations to add a little beeswax to the mineral oil to give the cutting boards a little more protection.  The ratio I saw was 80% mineral oil/20% beeswax.  I had some beeswax left over from other homemade concoctions, so I tossed some in my double boiler with the mineral oil.  Once it was melted, I transferred the mixture to a mason jar.  It solidified somewhat, but it is still the consistency of room-temperature butter.  I was reminded of a product I saw at Cook’s Warehouse called Bee’s Oil that I had considered buying.  Now I’m glad I didn’t.

Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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