Beeswax Polish

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!

Thrift store score!

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

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 part beeswax
  • 3 parts olive oil

(I used ¼ cup beeswax and ¾ olive oil)

Directions:

  1. Put beeswax and olive oil in a double boiler until all the beeswax is melted
  2. Pour mixture in a glass jar and wait for it to harden a bit
  3. Get a clean cloth (don’t use paper towel to make this zero waste!) and scoop up some of the polish.
  4. Rub the polish onto your cutting board covering the whole thing – use that elbow grease!
  5. Wait overnight or a few hours and wipe off any excess with a clean cloth

It’s as easy as that!

Kate

Hey! I'm Kate - I love hikes, sailing, and all things ocean! Upon completing a double major in Environment, Sustainability, and Society and Environmental Science, and a minor in Marine Biology (a mouthful I know) in 2016 at Dalhousie University, I was overcome with a sense of doom and hopelessness. There was a cloud hanging over my head and it was hard, still is hard, to see the positivity and hope for our planet.

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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Hey! I’m Kate – I love hikes, sailing, and all things ocean! Upon completing a double major in Environment, Sustainability, and Society and Environmental Science, and a minor in Marine Biology (a mouthful I know) in 2016 at Dalhousie University, I was overcome with a sense of doom and hopelessness. There was a cloud hanging over my head and it was hard, still is hard, to see the positivity and hope for our planet.

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.

2 comments
  1. Do you then wash it as per usual? How often would you wax the board?

    1. I just wipe down my board with a cloth to clean it – I don’t cut onions/garlic/smelly things on it – also no meat as I am a vegetarian!

      You have to re-wax as needed (depends on how often you use it). I will probably re-wax mine every few months though!

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