DIY Wood Butter

DIY Wood Butter @themerrythoughtIf 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!
DIY Wood Butter @themerrythought Wood Butter

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.
DIY Wood Butter @themerrythoughtDIY Wood Butter @themerrythoughtxo. Caitlin

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