Most butcher blocks come pre-treated with a food-safe, natural oil finish that moisturizes and protects the wood and makes it safe for food preparation, including cutting.
Summertime temperature and humidity changes could cause your natural oil finish butcher block to dry and crack.
With a little TLC now, you can protect your investment for the future.
For summertime care, apply John Boos Mystery Oil now, to help moisturize and restore your butcher block.
Mystery Oil is an all-natural blend of white mineral oil, carnauba wax and beeswax that restores wood by replenishing moisture lost through repeated washings and simple evaporation.
Apply Mystery Oil liberally to the surfaces of your butcher block. Spread the oil using a clean, dry cloth. Wait several hours, or even overnight, for it to soak in. Wipe off any excess oil with a paper towel.
Repeat every 3 to 4 weeks to keep your butcher blocks in tip-top condition and to extend their useful lives.
For extra summertime care, apply Boos Beeswax Board Cream after the Mystery Oil treatment to help seal in the moisture.