Wooden Cutting Board Conditioner

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Wooden cutting boards are a better choice for food preparation than plastic, but only if you care for them properly.

Yield: One 4-ounce tin


  • 2 tbsp beeswax
  • 2 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1⁄4 tsp lemon essential oil


  1. Add beeswax, jojoba oil, and coconut oil to the top of a double boiler, or place them in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. Melt ingredients together over medium heat. Remove from heat as soon as beeswax is fully melted. Stir together well.
  2. Add lemon essential oil. Stir well.
  3. Pour into a 4-ounce tin, or two 2-ounce jars.
  4. To use, apply a thin layer of polish to clean, dry cutting boards. Allow this to sit on the surface of the board for 1 hour. Wipe off with a dry, lint-free cloth. Apply once a month.

Excerpted with permission fromThe Beeswax Workshop: How to Make Your Own Natural Candles, Cosmetics, Cleaners, Soaps, Healing Balms and Moreby Chris Dalziel © Ulysses Press, 2016.