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Would Food-Grade mineral oil be okay? I have 2/3 of a gallon of the stuff, & one of its many purposes is to oil wooden kitchenware & food prep surfaces like cuttingboards.
 
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Oil must be edible and not made from petroleum



I asked Mr. Google who said that Mineral oil is "refined petroleum-based hydrocarbons"

I would have to say that even if it is food grade it is still a petroleum product.
 
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Anne Miller wrote:

Oil must be edible and not made from petroleum



I asked Mr. Google who said that Mineral oil is "refined petroleum-based hydrocarbons"

I would have to say that even if it is food grade it is still a petroleum product.



Makes sense.
 
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It is time to make some wood happy!
I am using 100% Coconut oil because it is what I have on hand and because I don't have walnut oil.
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Cutting board and utensils ready to be oiled.
Cutting board and utensils ready to be oiled.
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Oiling in process.
Oiling in process.
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My sister's pretty wood burning art.
My sister's pretty wood burning art.
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All done. Very happy wood!
All done. Very happy wood!
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I didn't have walnut oil so I opted for flaxseed or linseed oil that I had because I use it to season my cast iron skillets. It wouldn't have been the ideal choice because flax has a little bit of an odor. I would have gone with coconut oil like a lot of the posters above but I found online that

Food based oils like olive, corn, vegetable, and canola oils will never dry and chip off into your food like hardening oils, but they can discolor your utensils, thicken, and go rancid, giving your spoons and cutting boards a rotten smell.



I found conflicting information about what oil to use but I seem to trust this website: https://treeboard.com/blog/nine-myths-about-linseed-oil-and-flaxseed-oil/

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Wood pieces prior to being oiled
Wood pieces prior to being oiled
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A boring action shot with the jar of flax seed oil in the background
A boring action shot with the jar of flax seed oil in the background
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They're so beautiful now after being oiled!
They're so beautiful now after being oiled!
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