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)

6 thoughts on “HEMP OIL | in the kitchen

  1. Tricia@ThePaintedChest

    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. 😀

  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!

  5. Kristie

    Can hemp oil and beeswax be mixed together to make a type of “spoon butter” for butcher block counter tops?


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