Wood Conditioner



wood conditioner in tins, also know as wood butter or spoon butterRevives — Conditions — Protects

All of my handcrafted cutting boards are finished with food grade mineral oil and then top coated with my Wood Conditioner. My Wood Conditioner is made in my shop from food-grade mineral oils and pure beeswax mixture. Make easy  work of caring for your heirloom quality wooden treenware. Our all-natural Wood Conditioner preserver contains a special blend of deep acting oils to soak into the wood while the pure beeswax adds a protective coat and soft luster.

The best food safe preserver and conditioner, a wood care treatment that last 4 times longer than mineral oil. The beeswax in the Wood Conditioner traps the mineral oils in a protective layer and creates a lustrous finish. Wood Conditioner will help you maintain the finish on your boards, it will revive, condition and help protect your board.

I get a lot of questions from many who buy my work asking how to take care of their board. Since these boards do not have a hard finish, below are the tips to taking care of your cutting board.

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Some people call it Cutting Board Oil or also know as Spoon Butter , Board Butter or wooden spoon wax! This is my special blend of food-grade mineral oil and pure beeswax formulated to be used on wooden cutting boards, salad bowls, wood utensils, rolling pins, serving trays and all wooden items.

cutting-board-wood-conditioner-wood-butterWood has many advantages, but it can be damaged if exposed to excessive moisture or overly dry conditions. The best way to protect them from these extremes and keep them in prime condition is to apply Wood Conditioner. Wood Conditioner is perfect for any natural wood surface you want to restore, revive, condition and protect

Caring for your board often with Wood Conditioner will protect the surface from bacterial growth, drying and damage adding a lustrous finish. Protect your health and investment by keeping your cutting boards and other utensils conditioned regularly.

If you have not tried any Wood Conditioner on your cutting boards or wooden utensils, spoons, etc. please give it a try. You’ll be glad you did. It makes a world of difference! MADE IN USA from locally sourced products all natural products, 100% food safe. The Wood Conditioner is environmentally friendly and non-toxic, food safe product.

Wood Conditioner
2 oz $ 6.00 each
My Wood Conditioner is always in stock.


My Wood Conditioner is an all natural finish and I use it on all my boards. If you are looking for a hard finish I would suggest a ‘Salad Bowl’ finish. It is a hard and glossy finish and will last a long time, it will also help to prevent staining of the wood. The Salad Bowl finish is food safe but like all finishes it will eventually wear. The Salad Bowl finish is more costly, requires 4-5 coats and takes 24 hours to dry between each coat. If you are interest in the Salad Bowl finish, email me and I will be glad to give you a quote.


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Cutting Board Care & Maintenance

Tips to lengthen the life of your heirloom cutting board for many years!

1 – Once every 1 to 2 weeks depending use and household temperatures, apply an even coat of Michael’s Woodcraft Wood Conditioner to all surfaces of your wood cutting board. The Wood Conditioner contains food grade mineral oil and pure beeswax that will penetrate the wood and revive the surface as well as creating a moisture barrier. Allow the Wood Conditioner to penetrate through the wood fibers, overnight is best, wipe off any access with a cotton cloth.

2 – DO NOT place your cutting board in the dishwasher, DO NOT allow moisture of any kind stand on the cutting board for long periods of time. Don’t let wet vegetables or meats lay on the board longer than necessary. Water, blood, brine all contain moisture which will soak into the wood and can cause the board to stain and expand, and wood to soften and affects the strength of the wood and glue joints.

3 – DO NOT use a steel brush on the cutting board surface. Use a steel scraper or spatula as necessary.

4 – DO NOT cut fish, seafood or fowl on your board, if the moisture barrier surface of your board is not intact these foods can cause odors to be released into the wood surface and could potentially stain your board. Some foods, like strawberries or blueberries, jelly, jams, fish, marinara sauce, beet juice, red meat juices, etc. can stain wood. Always clean the cutting board surface thoroughly after cutting fish, seafood or fowl on the board.

5 – When cutting, distribute your cutting over the entire work surface so that the board will wear evenly.

6 – Clean and sanitize the cutting board surface after each use by hand with a little mild dish soap and warm water. Use low abrasion sponge to clean board. Lemon juice and salt can be used to remove harsh odors or disinfect. Dry thoroughly. DO NOT wash your wood cutting board with harsh detergents of any type. DO NOT put your wood cutting board in the dishwasher.

7 – Dry the surface immediately with a clean towel. Then allow the board to air dry upright. Do not stack or lean the board against other surface while drying. Allow board to dry separately. Do not leave in standing water, this can cause the board to warp or split.

8 – Store your handcrafted board in a clean, dry place away from heat, such as a stovetop and away from food products.

9 – Apply a liberal coat of Wood Conditioner or food grade mineral oil frequently using a lint-free cloth in the direction of the wood gran. Allow the Wood Conditioner to penetrate through the wood fibers, overnight is best, wipe off any access with a cloth. Stay away from using vegetable oils, which will turn rancid quickly. NEVER USE COOKING OILS TO TREAT WOOD – they turn rancid and will permeate your wood with an unpleasant odor and taste.

10 – My Wood Conditioner is an all natural finish and I use it on all my boards but it will not prevent or remove stains. If you are looking for a hard finish I would suggest a ‘Salad Bowl’ finish. It is a hard and glossy finish and will last a long time, will also help to prevent staining of the wood. It must be applied before using your board.

Stains: Most often, surface stains can be removed depending on the type of stain. Sprinkle a little kosher salt on the cutting board and then gently squeeze some lemon juice over the salt.  Use the flat side of the lemon to rub the salt and lemon juice around the stains. Acid from the lemon juice will help with disinfecting. Sprinkle some baking soda over the lemon juice and rub gently with a kitchen towel.  Rub for a few minutes, in small circles. Rinse the lemon juice and baking soda from the cutting board for a minute or two under lukewarm water. Pat dry and then air dry, do not lay the board on a flat surface, allow your board to dry upright.


Just a note that I will gladly re-finish your board for you. Please contact me by email to discuss the options. MichaelsWoodcraft@Yahoo.com




5 thoughts on “Wood Conditioner

  1. I love wood…but every cutting board I have now is plastic, because everyone kept telling me that germs and bacteria get into wood. Obviously, none of us knew how to care for the wood correctly (conditioner)!

    • Hi Mary,
      I love wood too and I will tell you as long as you properly clean your board, wood cutting boards are safe. I clean my board with squeezed lemon and salt. Cut a lemon in half, squeeze juice on board, apply salt and scrub with the lemon, repeat with the other half of lemon if needed. Then rinse, dry and let air dry for a few hours. Once dried I apply my wood conditioner.

      Glad you visited my site and hope you will come back soon.

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