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Wood butter is a wonderful homemade product that you can use for all of your wood kitchen items from wooden spoons to cutting boards.

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Use wood butter to restore your wooden salad bowls.

Just dab a little on with a dry cloth and buff into the wood surface.

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The left side has been rubbed with wood butter. What a difference!

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.

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Wood Butter

Wood Butter

8 ounces of pure beeswax

wood butter

Grated beeswax

32 ounces of mineral oil

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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.

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Use a coffee can set in boiling water to melt your beeswax.

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.

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Finished product, wood butter.

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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2 comments on “Prudent Pantry: Homemade Wood Butter

Cyril Murphy [ Lofty ] on January 10, 2016 12:57 am

Where do you get bees wax from? Is this safe for boles that you eat out of. And can you use it on Gourds as it is had to find sum thing so you can eat from,hot are cold/.? I live in Australia Nanango Qld 4615 53 Kurrajong Dve, Can you send me the Recipe, Here is my E mail,

Nancy Wolff on January 11, 2016 2:22 am

We used to raise bees so we have leftover beeswax from when the honey was extracted from the hives. However you can purchase it commercially as well. I used this wood butter on our salad bowl which we use all the time!

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