Walrus Oil is a wood finish made up of Coconut Oil, Mineral Oil, Vitamin E, and Beeswax, FDA compliant for food contact surfaces such as cutting boards and butcher blocks. Walrus Oil is a liquid form and does not solidify under normal conditions, its highly shelf stable and has virtually no scent. It goes on smooth, not too thick and not to thin, and won't contaminate food with a strange taste. It will leave your board with a silky smooth finish, rich color, and a little shine. Use two coats for more depth and color, but one coat is all that's needed in most cases.
- Semi-Gloss Finish
- For New or Restoration Projects
- Not Scented
Butcher Block Counters
Wooden Baby Toys
Bowls, Spoons, and Knives
More Product Details
The very first product we ever released was our Cutting Board Oil formula, originally just called "Walrus Oil" since it was our only product at the time. The delicate ratio of ingredients makes it excellent for production woodworking since it only requires one coat of finish to achieve a lustrous look and feel while providing water protection. Our blend of Coconut Oil and Pure Mineral Oil is the perfect viscosity to deeply soak into the wood while not washing out too easily when a cutting board is used and cleaned daily. The beeswax provides water repellant qualities while also giving the surface a more smooth and color-rich finish. The added Vitamin E helps protect the wood from bacteria growth while the wood comes into contact with food. Our Cutting Board Oil is also completely shelf stable and will not go rancid. Our finish contains no dyes and only brings out and locks-in the wood's natural wood colors.
For New Wood Projects
When using our Cutting Board Oil for new wood projects, be sure to sand at 320 to 600. To prevent raised grain, before sealing some woodworkers will do the sand-wet-sand method, meaning they'll sand the board, wet it, let it dry, and then do a final sand before applying a finish.
How to Maintain or Restore a Cutting Board
Cutting board maintenance and restoration is relatively simple. Clean the cutting board first with light soap and lukewarm water, then allow plenty of time to dry. If there are deep knife cuts or if any mold is visible, sanding the board down will be necessary using an electric orbit sander or planer if available. After sanding all surfaces simply apply a coat of our Cutting Board Oil and allow it to dry for 12 to 24 hours. Wipe away any excess oil after cure time.
Safe for Food-Contact Surfaces
Every product manufactured by Walrus Oil is 100% Food-Safe. All ingredients are considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA for food-contact surfaces. Our Cutting Board Oil can be used on kitchen butcher block counters, cutting boards, wood utensils, and even baby toys.
Using Cutting Board Oil with Another Company's Products
Our Cutting Board Oil can be used in conjunction with most other oil-based finishes or epoxy and resins, such as when making a "river board" or when using wood pieces that have had cracks and holes filled with epoxy.
Example cutting board photos are by KRA Kreations out of Grass Valley, California. Since 2015 they have been practicing sustainable woodworking by handcrafting cutting boards, bowls, and knives, from recycled skateboards and hardwoods.
I received a beautiful laminated cutting board as a gift. Applying four coats of Walrus Oil over several days now displays the various grains and colors brilliantly with with just a slight sheen. It is now eye-catching and I've had many compliments on it. I highly recommend Walrus Oil.
Why use anything else?
I am fairly new to the Walrus family, and I can tell you that ever since I tried their products the first time, I've refused to try anything else. I have a tiny LLC where I make only to order and custom pieces. In every single one of them I had write a note, and put information on WalrusOil, some local customers, I've even given "samples" too. I spend a lot of time in the work that I do for others, and it feels good knowing that if my customers commit to using WalrusOil their pieces will be taken care of for many years to come. I tell them always "buy it, if you try it and dont like it, I'll buy it back from you". Havent gotten one back yet.