100% Natural bees wax wood sealant - locally made in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
Contains only food-safe ingredients which are all natural. No petroleum distillates, silicone or linseed oils.
It provides an easy natural option for wood conditioning and protection from stains and food spills on natural wood. It also provides a darker, richer tone to your furniture.
How often do I wax the board?It depends first on how dry the wood is. Also, if you are frequently cleaning and using the treated area, it will need more applications. The rub will eventually come off in small amounts during cleaning. When you notice reduced luster, it is okay to reapply.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR CUTTING BOARD
Treating your wooden cutting board with our all natural bees wax sealant can protect the cutting surface and keep it looking like new. The oil & wax combination prevents the wood from drying out which can lead to warping and cracking, and it keeps water from settling into the small cuts and crevices on the board. Rest assured that our food-grade bees wax sealant is safe to use on cutting boards.
Things You'll Need
1. Our 100% Natural Food Grade bees wax sealant
2. Dish Cloth
3. Liquid Dish Soap
1. Use our sealant or purchase a mineral oil that is labeled as "food grade" or "food safe." These oils are commonly marketed as products specifically for butcher blocks or cutting boards. Any other mineral oils are not approved for use on surfaces that come in contact with food.
2. Wash your cutting board with a clean cloth and gentle liquid dish soap. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly with a kitchen towel.
3. Put a small amount of the bees wax sealant onto a clean cloth and rub it over the surface of the cutting board. The exact amount of paste will depend on the size of the board, but you want to use enough to coat the entire surface liberally.
4. Let the board sit for at least three or four hours while the oil & wax combination work its way into the wood. If you have time, let the board sit overnight.
5. Wipe the surface of the board with a clean cloth to remove any excess oil.
~ Oil your cutting board at least once a month. In the summer or in very dry climates, you may need to oil it every two or three weeks. Boards that are used and washed frequently may also need to be oiled more regularly.
WHAT IS MINERAL OIL
It's is a non-drying oil, which means that it will not polymerize (form a plastic-like substance) over time. This is good for oiling cutting boards because it will stay a bit liquid in the wood and flow into cracks and scratches. It is also food-safe and won't go rancid or support microorganisms.
Serenity Stumps Bees Wax Sealant is a mix of Mineral Oil and natural bees wax, which is designed to condition the cutting boards and other wooden kitchen tools. It's easier to apply than either pure mineral oil or pure bees wax. As the two are blended together has more of a pater-like consistency which can be wiped onto the cutting board with a clean rag.
What would be a bad choice -most food oils like Canola, Olive Oil, Lard, etc. Unsaturated fats will oxidize (go rancid) and affect your food. Even oils high in saturated fats may have too many anti-oxidants (which are bad in this case), which will prevent polymerization and leave a gummy surface. These semi-drying oils are of no use here.
Uses for Mineral Oil
Mineral oil has many medicinal and health and beauty applications. For one, with some fragrance added, it is sold as baby oil and used to ease dry skin and diaper rashes in small children. It is also taken orally and has a laxative, or lubricant effect on the body. Mineral oil is also a very common ingredient in many health and beauty products such as lotions, cosmetics and ointments. It also is used in the preservation of wooden kitchen items such as wooden utensils and wooden cutting boards.
Locally made "All Natural Bees Wax" a beautiful lightly scented sealant which can be used to bring out the deep, rich natural colours of the wood grain. Used on bare wood, new and used cutting boards, wooden toys, leather, stone, & concrete countertops to either restore moisture or bring out a beautiful sheen.
The beeswax paste provides a layer of protection to most surfaces, particularly wood, nourishing, sealing and helping to protect against dryness.
When researching wood furniture & cutting board sealants, I found that many of the conventional polishes at the local hardware stores were often loaded with poisonous chemicals that can cause everything from skin irritations to burns if it comes into contact with your skin and eyes. "Not something I want to be handling and using on my cutting boards".
I researched a safer all natural bees wax paste that has been around for centuries, experimented with the correct consistence of natural oils and different grades of bees wax and created a paste that protects beautifully.
The sealant works extremely well, with a very light bees wax fragrance and my hands have never been softer.
Ingredients: Food safe, 100%natural
1) Sunflower oil and beeswax (light honey, earthy, sweet scent; no added fragrance). Perfect for kitchen wood products - cutting boards, spoons, bowls, etc.
2) Mineral oil and beeswax with a touch of essential oils of orange & lemon (citrus, fresh honey scent). Mineral oil will never spoil, perfect for household wood use-tables,headboards,stools,shelves, barn board, woodwork projects etc.
Preserving Your Live Edge Boards
If properly maintained your boards can be past down to generations. Depending on how well you care for your boards will determine the amount of years use you can expect from it.
We strongly recommend that you read the information below to ensure that your boards will provide a lifetime of enjoyment to your family.
- Liquids can cause swelling, warping or staining when it penetrates a finish; it’s best to clean up spills right away
- Wood is very sensitive to changes in relative humidity. As the weather changes, so does the relative humidity in your home and in the moisture content of the wood in your furniture. This means that furniture is constantly expanding and contracting.
- Wood does best in moderate conditions, without extreme fluctuations in temperature and a relative humidity of about 50-55%.
- Do not store or hang cutting boards or wood furniture near a heat sources, such as beside a stove top, close to radiators, or fireplaces.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Reduce the amount of light streaming on any board or wood furniture.