Our Story

Walrus Oil® manufactures wood finishes, leather finishes, and body care products made with only 100% food-safe and simple ingredients. In a consumer society filled with enough useless items, we believe products should be treated as a utility, only used when necessary, yet high quality and enjoyable to use. We are committed to doing just that, "everything utility" and nothing more. No unnecessary goods, no garbage ingredients, #NOWALRUSHARMED.

Everyone's Got a Story

Our story begins in 2010 when founder Dave Darr was refinishing antique furniture in Grand Rapids, Michigan and started experimenting with unique ingredients that could be used as a wood finish. Years later while producing 100’s of cutting boards a day we found ourselves needing a quality wood conditioner that was simple to use, food-safe, and void of harmful chemicals. All the products we tried were either unsatisfactory or lacked transparency (we didn't know what was in it), so we refined years of R&D working with our own ingredients and created what we called “Walrus Oil”. A totally food-safe, single-step wood finish solution!

We were so impressed with our new wood finish, we decided to stick a label on it and quickly went from woodworkers to brewmasters. Today Walrus Oil is sold in stores nationwide and is expanding into many new products utilizing the same values and high standards. We list every ingredient on the front of all packaging to show our products are both simple and safe to use for anyone.