Maintenance Monday – how to clean & deodorize a wooden cutting board naturally

This week’s Maintenance Monday tip comes from Apartment Therapy:

How to Clean & Deodorize a Wooden Cutting Board (Naturally!)

What You Need:

2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup water (room temperature)
1/2 lemon
Sea Salt (about 2 tablespoons)
Mineral Oil or board oil (I prefer Blackcreek Mercantile Cutting Board Oil)
A good kitchen towel that you don’t mind getting dirty.

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Instructions:
photo(8).jpg1. Using one half of your kitchen towel, wipe down the cutting board with a solution of 2 tablespoons vinegar to 1 cup water. Try to get all those little stains off!

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2. Cut your lemon in half, and dip it into the sea salt. Use the lemon as a scrubber and scrub all around the board, getting into the cut grooves.

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3. Wipe down the board with water, and pat dry.

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4. Dip the other half of the kitchen towel into the mineral/board oil, and massage into the wood. Buff with a dry part of the towel when finished.

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5. There you have it! Your naturally clean and deodorized cutting board!

(Images: Andie Powers)

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