Easy DIY Cutting Board Cleaner

Do you love using a wooden cutting board but worry about what germs are left behind? Here is a great way to really get your cutting board clean!
Coarse Salt
Spark Naturals Lemon Essential Oil

1. Sprinkle a layer of coarse salt, such as Kosher salt, over your wood cutting board.

2. Take your bottle of Spark Naturals Lemon Essential oil and sprinkle 15-20 drops around on the cutting board.

3. Use a scrub brush and a little elbow grease to scour the board for a few minutes. The acid in the lemon oil will disinfect the board and the abrasive action of the salt will get rid of any tiny food remnants or stains that still cling to the board. If you chop foods on both sides of the board, be sure to clean them both.

4. Thoroughly rinse the board with hot water.

5. Make sure the board dries in an upright position. Excess moisture can quickly turn your wooden chopping accessory into a bacteria cafeteria. Allowing the board to dry in a vertical position will ensure that moisture leaves the board.

Break out this cleaning method on your board about once a week. For everyday use, wash your board with a mild soap or a solution of one part vinegar and one part water. The vinegar will disinfect the board and remove any lingering odors from foods, such as the delicious, but potent onions and garlic.

To prolong the life of your cutting board, oil it every so often with beeswax, or walnut, almond, mineral oil. Constant cleaning will strip natural oils from the board, which can cause it to crack. So oil it up.



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