HEMP OIL | in the kitchen

Did you know that hemp oil is food-safe?  Not only is it a great top coat for milk paint but you can use it solo too.


I have many wooden kitchen utensils that I use on a daily basis when cooking.  My end grain cutting board, bamboo spoons and olive wood spreaders take a beating.  And although I hand wash them with a mild soap, they still get bleached out over time.hemp-oil-in-the-kitchen-2-of-6

It was time to apply a coat of hemp oil to revive the wood and get the rich color back that I love.  I simply squirted the hemp oil on and used a sponge applicator to spread it across the wood.  A brush would do the trick too.  Hemp oil protects wood from the inside out so it is important to let it thoroughly penetrate the open grain.


I let the utensils sit overnight before wiping off any excess oil.  The utensils cured for about a week before I used them and took these photos.


They have a nice durable finish now.  You can see how hydrated and rich the wood looks again.  hemp-oil-in-the-kitchen-8-of-16

Hemp oil will not leave a film on the wood.  It is a great application for butcher block counters and stone counters as well. hemp-oil-in-the-kitchen-14-of-16

Just another use for hemp oil!  It will certainly prolong the life of your kitchen utensils. hemp-oil-in-the-kitchen-4-of-16

Next up, my cast iron pots…

– Dana (Circa Dee)

5 thoughts on “HEMP OIL | in the kitchen

  1. [email protected]

    I love the Hemp Oil! I use on my son’s little activity table that I refinished. All natural and healthy and I don’t have to worry about it if he lays a piece of cheese or something down and picks it back up to eat again. I also have a small table that I just finished in Luckett’s Green and the Hemp Oil gave it a beautiful finish.

  2. Melanie

    I love hemp oil!!
    We just did our counters, chop blocks, wooden utensils just last week before our photo shoot for fifi! I just use a rag and rub the excess into my dry hands. šŸ˜€

  3. Jelena

    Thank you for the tip! We are planning a kitchen makeover for sometime in the (hopefully near) future, and I was thinking about installing butcher block counter tops, but was afraid they would get looking pretty dingy pretty quickly. Now I know maintaining them is not such a big hassle.

  4. Chelle

    Yes, timely post as I was just lamenting how awful my beloved bamboo utensils are looking, and that I refuse to use the lovely, handcrafted cutting board my mother-in-law gave me. It’s an intricate pattern, several types, therefore colors, of wood, and I’ve been loathe to use it as I didn’t want to ruin it…but hmm, maybe I will go ahead and do it knowing hemp oil is safe to use to help revitalize it! Thank you, thank you!


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