I just scored this sweet wooden cutting board from Value Village (only $12!) – and wanted to give it a polish before using it. I also got a nice new sweater and book I’ve been wanting to read all for under $22 – thrift stores are the best!
So here is the super easy (zerowaste) recipe I used to polish our new cutting board! I am also going to polish our wooden counter top, as well as our other wooden cutting boards and utensils. You start by melting beeswax and olive oil together in a double boiler.
Once all the beeswax is melted, pour the polish into a glass jar – make sure you use a shallow one so you can get at the polish!
When it has hardened a bit, its ready to use! Simply use a clean cloth to rub the polish onto your wooden cutting board
- 1 part beeswax
- 3 parts olive oil
(I used ¼ cup beeswax and ¾ olive oil)
- Put beeswax and olive oil in a double boiler until all the beeswax is melted
- Pour mixture in a glass jar and wait for it to harden a bit
- Get a clean cloth (don’t use paper towel to make this zero waste!) and scoop up some of the polish.
- Rub the polish onto your cutting board covering the whole thing – use that elbow grease!
- Wait overnight or a few hours and wipe off any excess with a clean cloth
It’s as easy as that!
All throughout the news, and in my classes, the majority of the narratives we learn about are negative – ocean acidification, deforestation, biodiversity loss, coral bleaching, plastic pollution, the list goes on and on. Some days I ask myself “What’s the point? Why do anything if we are all f@cked anyway?” Well there is a point, there is hope, and we need to keep fighting the good fight and remind ourselves of the success stories and the positivity.
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