Our boards are treated with an all natural Canadian Hemp Oil then finished off with a hand waxed and buffed finish. This is a really great durable finish for you to immediately start using it creating your own memories!!
The board will require some periodic maintenance to keep it’s beautiful look and help to prevent cracking or excessive warping so we’ve compiled a guide for you to follow.
1: Cleaning your board is a very important step. After use wash both sides of your board with warm soapy water, rinse in clean water, pat or dry it off with a clean cloth or towels. Stand it up and let dry completely. Once dry it can be stored, preferably standing up so air can flow around it allowing it to breathe.
2: If the board starts to feel or look a little dry or fuzzy, then make sure it is clean and dry. Apply a liberal amount of Board Wax by hand or cloth making sure to rub it into all surfaces, let it sit for a few hours or overnight, so the wood can absorb all the rejuvenating oils. Take a dry clean cloth and buff it up to smooth finish and your good to go again.
3: Should your board or other wood product become extremely dry and rough, then make sure it is clean and dry. Sand the entire surface with 220 sandpaper, switch to 320 sandpaper, wipe sanding dust off with a dry rag or tack cloth. Saturate entire board with cutting board oil (available from most hardware stores) or mineral oil, heavy (available from most drug stores), it helps if you warm up the oil a little first so it will absorb quicker and deeper into the wood, keep applying oil to all dry areas till the board will no longer absorb anymore. Let sit for a few hours, wipe off any oil that did not absorb and then polish up with a dry, clean cloth.
4: Do not stack your handcrafted cutting or Charcuterie board with other boards but store it standing up to allow airflow and letting it breathe in a clean dry space away from food products.
5: DO NOT under any circumstances place your board or wood product in a dishwasher or allow to stand in water.
6: DO NOT use any vegetable based oils to finish your board as they will turn rancid and leave your board with an unpleasant odour which can transfer onto any foods that are being prepared on it.
7: Please refer to the following tips should you require extra cleaning beyond the normal washing.
- White Vinegar: White vinegar is a natural deodorizer and disinfectant. Wipe or spray the board with a mixed solution of vinegar and water and wipe it down.
- Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide also disinfects wooden surfaces without contaminating the board itself. Pour about one-eighth of a cup onto the board and wipe it across using a clean rag or towel. Leave it sit on the board for a few minutes and then rinse well.
- Baking Soda: You may be able to remove some staining with baking soda. When the board is thoroughly dry, pour some baking soda directly onto the surface. Use a sponge or hard-surface brush and work the baking soda into the grain of the wood. Rinse thoroughly.
- Bleach: Bleach is another great natural cleaner especially if it needs a deeper clean or after preparing certain meats. Every once in a while pour a solution of water and bleach over the board and let it stand. Do this in the sink, and after several minutes, rinse the board very well with hot water.
- Lemon: Lemon has some unique properties that we really love as they will help eliminate household germs while leaving a clean fresh scent! Simply cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice out of this slice, rubbing it over the surface of the cutting board. Let the lemon sit on the board for 20 to 30 minutes and rinse.