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I have made some bread boards out of hard wood & heard to preserve them you coat with Mineral oil. I cant find any locally & was hoping there is something else i can use?
I agree with Evo- mineral oil is available at nearly every drugstore and grocery store in the US.I have made some bread boards out of hard wood & heard to preserve them you coat with Mineral oil. I cant find any locally & was hoping there is something else i can use?
Must be careful that those oils do not become rancid, mineral oil needs applicaiton, but is never rancid. I sometimes enjoy curing a butcher's block, or seasoning cast iron. It's a nice ritual, in a way.Mineral oil does not dry, it stays on the surface of the wood, so you have to reapply it periodically -as Turbo noted.
Walnut oil is a drying oil. It will penetrate and then react with oxygen in the air over time to become permanently bound to the wood. There are a lot of other edible drying oils - safflower oil, poppy seed oil....
Yes, that's correct. And it is also sometimes referred to as "light sweet crude oil." Which is the same stuff as "SAE 30," aka "Bar and Chain oil." Although it might be sold as "lamp oil" in your local craft store.Found some, its also called baby oil.
Most commercially-available baby oil contains fragrances, at a minimum. It's so easy to locate food-grade mineral oil, so why use something with extra ingredients?Oh dear, baby oil contains mineral oil, but I'm not aware of any baby oil that contains nothing but pure food grade mineral oil. Where do you live?
That is a lovely cutting board. Good article, thank you.
The words are interchangeable, if the baby oil had nothing but mineral oil in it, unlikely as that is. If not, it may cause a smell, but it won't hurt the wood, and in time your next curing will erase the error. If you're worried, I suggest a vigorous scrub with mineral oil and salt, then another curing.Yea we call it baby oil in Aus, the chemist didn't know what mineral oil was.
So i just assumed it was the same as MI. Guess its too late as I coated the board with it.