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I just got a new bamboo cutting board and I know that I should use ... mineral oil... on it every couple of weeks to keep it from drying out but I was wondering if anyone knows what I can use that's natural? I tried a google search and all I got was oils I have to order and have shipped to me. I'd rather use something that's readily available here. Any ideas?
 

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I don't think this is the sort of answer you asked for, but I use some oil I bought at Crate & Barrel. It's made by a company called Tree Spirit and contains 'Refined seed oil, lemon oil, vitamin E, carotene'.<br><br>
But I haven't oiled mine in so, so long. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Thanks for the reminder. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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you're just supposed to use olive oil that you use for cooking. Clean it up really well, dry it and rub some olive oil on it with a paper towel. I'm not sure how long it needs to set in before you use it again. I just use it the next time I need it. To get some of the odors and stains out you can cut one lime in half, put salt on it and rub it. The salt will act as an abrasive and the lime juice cleans it really well. Then you can do the olive oil treatment.<br><br>
BTW, I saw Martha Stewart do this once on her show <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i always thought that using olive oil or any cooking oil was a no-no because it would go racid? i've been using mineral oil, not fondly though....
 

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DON'T USE OLIVE OIL! It will go rancid.<br><br>
Use walnut oil. Walnut oil won't go rancid and will harden a bit to make the board more durable. You can usually find it at nicer grocery stores these days.
 

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I've always heard that olive oil will go rancid, too.<br><br>
Of course, mine never *has* (over the fifteen years that I have used it on cutting boards), but that's what I hear. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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hmm, I swear Martha Stewart used olive oil that one time (and she's the authority on domesticity, don't you know?)...well, maybe that's why you're only supposed to use that about 2x year.
 
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