A home could require a variety of cutting boards depending upon the frequency of use. If your board isn't properly cared for, you will have to buy a new one after a short time, while taking care of a wood cutting board can ensure it lasts a lifetime. Among all the techniques used to care for your boards, beeswax conditioner is one of the top ways to make your board last and shine.
How to Apply a Beeswax Conditioner
While you can melt down your beeswax into a liquid and coat the surface of your board, we suggest mixing it with mineral oil first, this way you can combine mineral oil and beeswax in order to obtain the penetrating qualities of mineral oil, with the sealing qualities of beeswax. Using 1-part beeswax to 2-parts mineral oil, melt them together and apply an even coat over your board. Let the wood cutting board dry before use.
Beeswax is a great way for chefs and kitchen enthusiasts to ensure their boards last. Not only will it help a wood cutting board, but you can condition almost any wood product to improve its lifespan.
Beeswax can be used on all types of wood cutting boards. The only point is that you must be familiar with its application and uses.
The Uses of Beeswax
Following are the reasons beeswax makes an excellent cutting board conditioner.
- Beeswax helps protect your boards. After extensive use, your wood cutting boards could become warped or cracked. Conditioning them helps create a protective seal.
- Beeswax is natural and cost efficient.
- Using beeswax will give your boards an elegant shine and a smooth finish.
- Beeswax is food-safe and water resistant