My absolute favorite product in the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line is Hemp Oil, hands down. It is so incredibly versatile. Besides regularly using it as a top coat and occasionally as a resist, I find numerous uses for it around the house.
Last time I stopped by the blog, I shared how I put Hemp Oil to work in the kitchen on dried out wooden utensils and cutting boards.
Since then I have taken it to cast iron. We’ve mentioned that it can be used to oil cast iron pots but I thought it was time to put it to the test and capture a before and after to share with you.
I put my Dutch oven to work on a regular basis making soups. After this last run, it was begging for some oil and I feared it would rust. I can’t believe I am going to share the gross before shot on the world-wide web. Purely for the sake of education here it is…
Whew, now that we got that out-of-the-way, let me show you how I resolved the situation in a matter of minutes. Rather than using a brush for application, I opted for a thick blue shop towel. I just squirted a few drops on. A little bit of hemp oil goes a long way on cast iron since it isn’t porous and absorbent. You want just enough oil to coat the surface.
This is certainly not the most beautiful “makeover” you’ve seen here yet it is incredibly practical.
Be sure to move your hemp oil from your workshop to the kitchen from time to time. It works wonders!