Hardworking Wood Care that Gives Back to Nature

"Trust the Tusk"

Hey if you're reading this, thanks for dropping by and taking interest in Walrus Oil. It's truly difficult to separate our story from our purpose, but for the sake of narrative, here goes nothing. Walrus Oil was started in a garage, like many businesses, with a mission to make something better and with a lot of purpose. Founded by a seasoned woodworker who was experimenting with his own wood finish recipes, in 2017 Dave Darr offered for sale a dozen cans of something he called "Walrus Oil", the name inspired by his noticeably large mustache. It was a truly handcrafted cutting board conditioner made with 100% food-safe ingredients which were printed on the front of the label. Amazingly, they sold out within hours. A few dozen more were made the next night, those also sold out just as fast. This reciprocated to 1,000s of cans being sold in the first few months of operation. Customers appreciated the product transparency and couldn't help but love the packaging. Meanwhile, Dave was quietly donating profits directly to the US Forest Service to help support tree planting programs, something he's always been passionate about. This love for nature and conifers eventually grew to a strategic partnership with National Forest Foundation® which administrates all tree planting programs between Walrus Oil and the US Forest Service. And for good measure, in 2021 Walrus Oil officially became Climate Neutral® Certified to offset its own carbon footprint.

As you might have noticed, Walrus Oil has since expanded beyond just cutting board oil to formulate a wide variety of wood care products, all of which are made with certified plant-based and vegetarian ingredients. As of 2023 Walrus Oil is sold in nearly 2,000 stores across North America and enjoyed by many, from the professional woodworker, to the DIY hobbyist, and antique enthusiast.

A lot has happened in just a few short years and our small team is excited to see where this journey takes us and how far we can spread the good news that your stuff is worth saving just as much as the planet. If you've ever purchased a Walrus Oil product, thank you for being a part of our story, and always feel free to reach out to us with anything we can do to make your Walrus Oil experience better.

Land Acknowledgement
"We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral lands of the Osage Nation. The process of knowing and acknowledging the land we stand on is a way of honoring and expressing gratitude for the ancestral Osage people who were on this land before us.”