If you have made either of the cutting boards or the spoon that we have posted tutorials for, you may have found yourself in need of some wood conditioner! Here is a pretty basic recipe that you can make in as big or small of a batch as you want – easy to make a few jars full for the wood crafters in your life!
1 part beeswax
3 parts walnut oil (Do not use or give to anyone with nut allergies – try coconut oil or mineral oil instead.)
Place a large mouth mason jar inside a saucepan. Fill the saucepan with water, place on the stove and set to a medium-low heat. Add beeswax and let it melt. Once the beeswax has melted, add the walnut oil – beeswax may solidify a bit, so stir together and allow mixture to melt completely. Remove the jar from water, carefully pour into jars, and let cool.
To use, scoop out a small amount of the butter and rub it into cutting boards, wooden spoons, etc. Let the oil absorb overnight and use a soft rag to remove excess oil. Reapply every few months or when they look dry.