I have a really neat share for you all today. But first, I wanted to let you know I got a new kitchen cart!! Yay! Here’s the backstory. (or just skip the backstory for now and go straight to the DIY!)
The kitchen cart was kind of a gift, I chose it, but I was only able to do so because of the generosity of friends. A lovely couple, thoughtful to boot, surprised us with a “thank you” gift card! Thank God for generous friends, right? The gift was very timely as I’d been looking around for a solution to my produce storage challenges. Prior to the purchase, my potatoes and plantains had no (comfortable) place in the kitchen to call home :(. A kitchen cart seemed like the ideal solution, but it just wasn’t in the budget…until, alas the gift card arrived, and get this…. it was the exact amount needed for the cart I wanted. Look at God!! So, I was able to buy my cart, and the one I chose had a nice sturdy butcher block cutting board. The board was heavy and felt strong but boy was it dry! It needed some moisture.
The product insert suggested conditioning the wood to protect it from water and stains. At first I thought about just buying a conditioner because I didn’t even know what butcher block conditioner was! But, after a quick browse online and a look at the ingredients, I realized I had those same things in my pantry. Wallah! DIY time baby!
I found a recipe online, did a few switcheroos and came up with an awesome homemade Butcher Block Conditioner in a matter of minutes.
- Coconut oil (buy it at your favorite grocery store)
- Beeswax (I had beeswax pellets on hand) (buy it here or here)
- Arborvitae essential oil (buy here)
Here are the steps in pictures:
That’s it! A few easy steps, I have a shiny new board and enough conditioner to last me a while, it doubles as a skin moisturizer too! 🙂
I’ve conditioned the board a few times since owning it and now I only do it when I see the board starting to look dull.
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How do you pamper your butcher block?