How To Clean & Deodorize a Wooden Cutting Board (Naturally!)

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I inherited this pull-out wooden cutting board when we purchased our condo but have not used it frequently due to its damage. I don't think the previous owners really cared for it, and it definitely needs a good sanding and sealing, but since I've started a new bread-baking habit, it was time to at least get to cleaning and caring for it.

What You Need:
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup water (room temperature)
1/2 lemon
Sea Salt (about 2 tablespoons)
Mineral Oil or board oil (I prefer Blackcreek Mercantile Cutting Board Oil)
A good kitchen towel that you don't mind getting dirty.

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Instructions:

1. Using one half of your kitchen towel, wipe down the cutting board with a solution of 2 tablespoons vinegar to 1 cup water. Try to get all those little stains off!

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2. Cut your lemon in half, and dip it into the sea salt. Use the lemon as a scrubber and scrub all around the board, getting into the cut grooves.
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3. Wipe down the board with water, and pat dry.
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4. Dip the other half of the kitchen towel into the mineral/board oil, and massage into the wood. Buff with a dry part of the towel when finished.
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5. There you have it! Your naturally clean and deodorized cutting board!

How do you clean and deodorize your wooden cutting boards? Have you got a great tip or trick? Let us know in the comments below!

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