Board Butter is the moisturizer your cutting boards and wooden utensils have been thirsting for. Use Board Butter every month to keep your kitchen utensils in like-new condition.
I never realized that I was supposed to moisturize my cutting boards, wooden spoons, and spatula handles until I got a shiny new cutting board after our wedding. It came with strict instructions to moisturize the board everyday for a week before using it the first time.
My only problem with this was that board moisturizers I saw in stores were made of mineral oil, which I’ve read is a by-product of petroleum and that you shouldn’t ingest it…so… if I’m not supposed to ingest it, how am I supposed to moisturize all of my wooden utensils with it? Yeah, not gonna work.
So, I found this recipe for Board Butter (which she calls Spoon Butter, but its the same thing). It’s SO simple. I even made an extra jar to send to my brother who is an avid cook.
Once you see the color and texture of your wooden spoons and boards change just from being moisturized, you’ll be hooked on taking better care of them.
- 3.5 ounces extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 ounce beeswax
- In a jar (no lid), combine the coconut oil and beeswax. Place the jar in a saucepan with water, coming 1 inch up the sides of the jar. Bring the water to a low simmer. As the oils melt in the jar, use a wooden spoon to carefully stir them together.
- As soon as the oils are completely melted and you've mixed them together, turn off the heat. Let the water and jar cool before carefully using tongs and a heating pad to remove the jar. Let the jar come to room temperature on the counter. Screw on the lid and keep in a cool dark space until you're ready to use it.
- To use your board butter, use your fingers or a gentle rag to rub the butter into your wooden boards or utensils, using a circular motion. Let the butter soak in overnight (or at least a few hours) before buffing your board/utensils. Repeat as needed.