Wood butter is a wonderful homemade product that you can use for all of your wood kitchen items from wooden spoons to cutting boards.
Just dab a little on with a dry cloth and buff into the wood surface.
The beeswax gives it a beautiful golden color. You can make some to keep and give the rest away over the holidays. This recipe can be easily halved.
8 ounces of pure beeswax
32 ounces of mineral oil
Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a gentle boil.
Place your beeswax inside an old coffee can or a glass measuring cup and set your container gently into the boiling water.
Place the container 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!
Once the wax has melted turn off your stove and carefully add the warmed mineral oil to the beeswax; stirring with a spoon to combine.
Take your small canning jars and place them on your counter. Using a potholder carefully pour the liquid into each jar filling them almost to the top. Finish filling all the jars and wait for them to cool and firm up before using.
Warning: mineral oil is very slippery! Hold onto the coffee can carefully as you pour the wood butter into the jars or it can slip out of your hand and onto the floor which will result in an amazing mess! Speaking from experience
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