Cleaning a Wooden Cutting Board - Becca Piastrelli

Hey there,

creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

Today, I'd like to share with you the way I've been cleaning my wood cutting board over the past few years. After splitting one too many wood cutting boards in the dishwasher several mishaps in my earlier apartment-living years, I discovered a non-toxic way to thoroughly clean away all food residue from the wood surface (even raw meat).

I use two ingredients: lemon and sea salt.

cutting board cleaner

Lemons make incredible disinfectants (in addition to stain removers and metal polishers!) and I like to keep 5-10 of them in my kitchen at all time.

cleaning with lemons

I sprinkle the sea salt chunks on the board, cut the lemon in half, squeeze the juice out, and start scrubbing. Once I've scrubbed the whole surface, I wipe it down with a damp cloth and my cutting board is ready for its next adventure!

clean cutting board

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