MOM Tip: DIY Wood Butter ~ A Wood Utensil Cleaner

woodbutter-sceneMOM Tip: I usually just put my wood utensil’s in the dishwasher. I never thought about taking care of them any other way. But apparently you should.

Make your wood utensils sparkle by preparing your own wood butter at home with beeswax.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces pure beeswax – measured dry. One package of the pellets that I purchased weighed 16 ounces and I used half a package at a time.
  • 32 ounces of mineral oil – typically packaged with 16 liquid ounces per container so I used 2 containers.

Directions:

  1. Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a gentle boil.
  2. Place your beeswax inside a 2 quart glass measuring cup or a 1 quart glass jar; set the glass into the gently boiling water.
  3. Place the container(s) of mineral oil inside another medium saucepan filled with water and heat to low.The mineral oil just needs to be warmed to mix with the beeswax; no need for a rolling boil.
  4. Once all the wax has melted, turn off the stove and carefully add the warmed mineral oil to the beeswax;stirring with a spoon to combine.
  5. Using a towel around the handle of the measuring cup, carefully pour the liquid into each jar fit with the canning funnel;filling them almost to the top.
  6. Finish filling all jars and wait for to cool and firm up before using.

Click here for this tip from Creative Culinary.

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