Cutting Board Conditioner

Until last year, I attempted a Christmas theme for my December posts.   Yeah, I’ve slacked off.

We strive to make our own gifts for family and friends and this year we whipped up some great garden knee pads, spiced peanuts (in so many varieties I can’t list them all here), hot cocoa bombs (with a varying degrees of success), homemade vanilla, shower tablets, garden pot holders, scarves, pillows, and one laptop sleeve.   Then, there’s our annual play with tidy whiteys (TMI).

At the very last minute, I whipped up some more of this great stuff.

Cutting Board Conditioner

Mother Earth Living (September/October 2018)

Pair this with a homemade cutting board and your gift will be deemed the best ever.


  • 1 oz. beeswax
  • 2 T. jojoba oil
  • 4 T. coconut oil
  • 1⁄4 tsp lemon essential oil


  1. Add beeswax, jojoba oil, and coconut oil to the top of a double boiler, or place them in a bowl over a pot of boiling water.
  2. Melt ingredients together over medium heat. Remove from heat as soon as beeswax is fully melted. Stir together well.
  3. Add lemon essential oil. Stir well.
  4. Pour into a 4-ounce tin, or two 2-ounce jars.

To use, apply a thin layer of polish to clean, dry cutting boards. Allow this to sit on the surface of the board for 1 hour. Wipe off with a dry, lint-free cloth. Apply once a month.

Yield: 4 oz.

We didn’t pair it with a homemade cutting board, but that’s an idea for next year.

I do have a mango wood salad bowl that this worked miracles on.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

For the spirit of Christmas pasts, feel free to visit these links:


2010:  Twelve Days of Christmas Treats

Please don’t judge these early posts.  

  1. Peppermint Chocolate Holiday Cookies
  2. Orange Slice Cake
  3. Mulled Cider Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries
  4. Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cookies
  5. Raspberry-Chili Sandwich Cookies with Ginger
  6. Feliz Navidad Chocolate Cookies
  7. Espresso Biscotti
  8. Chocolate Covered Peanut Clusters
  9. Spiced Nuts
  10. Christmas Fudge
  11. Christmas Mix
  12. Mom’s Microwave Peanut Brittle

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2011:  Gifts from the Kitchen

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2012:  Christmas Olio

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2013:  The Theme-less Season

2013 was without a theme but December was prolific with postings.

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2014: Another Hodgepodge of Gifts

2015: Recap

  • Just a recap from the past years.  But there’s some more cool vintage postcards here.

2016:  A mix of kitchen goodies

2017:  Book suggestions and green chile


2018:  Jelly of the Month Club

2020:  A Christmas Like No Other



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