Natural Cutting Board Cleaner: DIY

Wooden cutting boards can get dingy, scratched and stained quickly, which is sooo not a look. If you want that new-cutting board look, or just want to make sure yours is as clean as it can be, try this natural method for cleaning and sanitizing your wooden cutting board.


You’ll need:

About 2 tablespoons coarse salt

Half a lemon

Sunshine (optional)

Mineral oil
Take about 2 tablespoons of salt (more or less, depending on the size of your board) and sprinkle on the board. Then slice a lemon in half and use the cut half of the lemon to scrub the salt into the board, making sure to get the edges and corners of the board. Rinse well with hot water, then dry with a clean kitchen towel. If you can, set board out in the sunshine for extra sanitizing and bleaching – the sunlight will also ensure that the board gets completely dry. Then, when the board is dry, apply mineral oil with a clean rag to seal the wood.

Repeat every two weeks or so.

For more natural cleaning ideas, see Cleaning Products: DIY.

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