Monday, July 22, 2013

Thrifty Cutting Board Oil

Every once in a while...when I get around to it...I like to oil my cutting boards, wooden spoons, pizza peel, and other wooden things in the kitchen.



But, I don't like the price of the oil that's sold as "cutting board oil".
If you look on the label, the main ingredient in most of them is mineral oil. 

Here's the thrifty product I use. And, it's not lemon oil, even though there's a lemon in the photo. :)


It's USP grade mineral oil.  
USP (United States Pharmacopeia) is pharmaceutical grade, and the mineral oil is sold as "lubricant laxative" or "intestinal lubricant". 
It's sold in the pharmacy section of  grocery stores, big box stores, or drug stores. 

I bought this 16 oz bottle at Walmart for $1.48! 
The cutting board product (food grade mineral oil), sold next to the cutting boards, was $5.97 for 8 oz. That's $11.97 for 16 oz. 
So, thrifty me...guess which one I chose? 


My pizza peel never looked better.

Click HERE if you'd like to know more about seasoning your cutting board using USP grade mineral oil, walnut or almond oil.
Click HERE for USP grade uses. 

See y'all later. Gotta run...I have a dough bowl to oil.
Hugs,
Babs


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16 comments:

Judi Morris said...

Isn't it great! Quite some time ago I got a bunch of cutting boards from an auction and did some research on cleaning and oiling them and found to use mineral oil! Been using it for years ~ I live in a split level home too :) Look forward to your adventures ~ Judi

Blondie's Journal said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I never even thought of oiling my cutting boards or pieces...I have to get on it. What a bargain!

XO,
Jane

Helen's Decor said...

Babs, so great to see that you are the thrifty one behind the oil! Hmm, maybe my cutting board needs a bottle,too. Thanks a million for the savings.
Please visit me back.

Helen

Debbie said...

My husband worked at Storehouse (furniture store from the 80s) back when he was in college. He swears by that exact mineral oil for that purpose. He thinks you should rub it in with the palm of your hand instead of a cloth, too. I love the look of freshly oiled butcher block and cutting boards.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That really freshens the wood nicely!

Pat Cantwell said...

Babs,
Thanks for the tip!
Fondly,
Pat

Alycia Nichols said...

You KNOW I am laughing!!!!!! But if it works, it works!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great tip and so thrifty too. I will definintely look for some. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Olive said...

Lovely and thrifty tip. I buy wood objects all the time that need this.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Hmmm. Good to know that lubricant laxatives have other household uses. LOL! Your pizza peel looks great.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

h wow, this is awesome...and funny too! Thanks for this great r├ęcipe for cutting boards dear Babs, I'm so excited to try it almost immediately! Big hugs,
FABBY

Sarah said...

Thanks for the thrifty tip!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I love this tip and am certainly going to do it. Never thought to oil my boards. I use one every single day so it gets washed a lot.

bj said...

What a great tip...I've always used veggie oil, rubbed on by hand. Seems to work but bet your way is better. Thanks....

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great tip! I'm going to check this out...
Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

michaelswoodcraft said...

Great information, most people don't know about using mineral oil on their boards and you can also use this on cast iron pans.

I make cutting boards and have been using mineral oil for years. I use 6 to 10 coats, let sit for atleast an hour before the next coat. I then use a mineral oil and beeswax mixture to help protec the wood that I make.


Love your site,...
Michael
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