I've shown you how to clean your cutting board with just salt and lemon, now I'd like to share with you a way to preserve your wooden cutting board with just one ingredient from your cupboard. Coconut oil.
Coconut Oil is magic. I'm serious, it has magical powers. Have you read all the articles about how it's good for your skin and your gut? I can save that for another post, but food grade coconut oil is good for your wooden cutting board because it is highly resistant to rancidity. If you use any other cooking oils like olive or canola, it will form bacteria. Coconut oil does the trick.
Take approximately a teaspoon of coconut oil and gently spread it into every inch of the cutting board, rubbing in the direction of the grain. Apply 3-4 coats and let dry for 6 hours. I reapply the oil every month or so - mostly when the wood is starting to look dry.
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