How To Make Butcher Block Conditioner

4 * 16 oz food grade mineral oil
1 pound bees wax

  1. Make a work area that can handle a small mess.
  2. Put a liner in a slow cooker.
  3. Add 4 * 16 oz bottles mineral oil
  4. Heat on high for 30 minutes
  5. Add wax, wait a bit, mix


Item Amount Total
Mineral oil, 4 @ 16 oz $2.08 $8.32
Wax, 1 @ 1 lb $11.99 $11.99
Jars $0.00 $0.00

Total cost was $20.31 for about 68 oz of product. This comes down to $0.30 per oz. Contrast this with $8.98 for 12 oz Howard Butcher Block Conditioner from Amazon and this works out to $0.75 per oz. If we had to purchase jars or tins it would have cost more, we just used canning jars that were laying around.



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Why you should not use mineral oil

It is an interesting perspective, but I’m sorry, mineral oil works great on my cutting boards.