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.
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 will not leave a film on the wood. It is a great application for butcher block counters and stone counters as well.
Just another use for hemp oil! It will certainly prolong the life of your kitchen utensils.
Next up, my cast iron pots…