Beeswax and mineral oil. This is my homemade spoon oil which consists of mineral oil and beeswax. I melted each little pot of beeswax and oil together using a double boiler and let them all harden for several days because the weekend ended and i had to go back to work haha. I use it on all of my wooden kitchen utensils but especially my cutting boards. I have tried measure in ounces by volume.
Walnut oil almond oil and pure tung oil make good food safe finishes if you prefer to avoid beeswax or mineral oil but should not be used if you cook for someone who has tree nut allergies. Sam shows his process for heating up a beeswax and mineral oil finish. Then ill finish with a combination of mineral oil and beeswax which i find helps water bead off. Add the mineral oil to the crock pot and turn the heat on high.
Avoid olive oil or other kinds of vegetable oils that turn rancid quickly. I use it on all of my wooden kitchen utensils but especially my cutting boards. This is the finish i used on my veggie bin stepstool. This procedure must be focused on safety.
You need to ensure the mixture stays between 700 and 850 celsius 1580f 185 0f to be between the melting point of beeswax and the temperature at which it starts to discolor. We recently made our own beeswax finish that incorporated beeswax and mineral oil. This is my version of a mineral oil and beeswax finish. The only problem is finding some beeswax.
Preparation for use as a finish. This was a very straight forward process that created a quality product at relatively low cost.