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DIY Spoon Butter for Wooden Spoons and Cutting Boards

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Keep your wooden spoons and cutting boards in top shape with this simple, DIY spoon butter.  It also makes a great gift!

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How to make DIY spoon butter

For DIY spoon butter, you’ll need only two ingredients:

  • unrefined coconut oil
  • beeswax (pastilles work best)

Coconut oil and beeswax combine to create the perfect conditioning agent for your collection of wooden cooking utensils and cutting boards.  Coconut oil softens and beeswax protects, which adds up to a longer life for your hard working kitchen tools.

To make your own spoon butter, simply measure out the ingredients in a 1:3 ratio and melt.  You’ll use one part beeswax to three parts coconut oil. 

For example, combine 1/3 cup beeswax pastilles and 1 cup unrefined coconut oil and melt until liquified.  Then pour into your container(s) of choice and allow to harden.  

The result will be a stiff, scoopable paste.

 

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The best beeswax for DIY spoon butter

Solid beeswax can be difficult to work with.  It takes a looooong time to melt! 

For this reason, I recommend sourcing beeswax pastilles or pellets.  Pastilles are just small pieces of beeswax that will make your life much easier.

How to use DIY spoon butter

Treating your wooden kitchen tools will help them to last longer. This creamy paste works to protect wooden spoons and boards from moisture and prevent splitting and cracking. 

To use, simply scoop out a bit of DIY spoon butter and rub it into a spoon or board until you’ve worked over the entire surface.  Be sure to cover both sides and all edges.

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It’s a good idea to complete this process at night, to allow the wooden implements to rest and absorb the butter overnight.  Any excess that hasn’t absorbed can be wiped off the next morning.  

In fact, spoon butter contains two of the three ingredients in my favorite homemade hard lotion bars, which means you can rub the excess butter directly into your skin!  Conditioned spoons, cutting boards, and hands for the win!

Gifting homemade spoon butter

A small jar of homemade spoon butter paired with a beautiful wooden spoon makes a great gift.  Personally, I love a good blunt edge wooden spoon for cooking and stirring.

More homemade gift ideas:

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DIY Spoon Butter for Cutting Boards and Wooden Spoons

  • Author: Kathleen | Roots & Boots

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Keep your wooden spoons and cutting boards in top shape with this simple, DIY spoon butter.  It also makes a great gift!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
  • 6 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Make a double boiler with a medium-large pot and a glass measuring cup with a handle.  Suspend the measuring cup inside the pot by hooking the handle over the edge.  Add water to the pot so that the glass cup is submerged about halfway.  It’s important to keep water out of the glass cup.
  2. Combine ingredients in the glass cup and bring the water in the pot to a boil.
  3. Stir occasionally as the ingredients melt and combine.
  4. When the mixture is fully liquified, pour into container(s) of choice and allow to harden for several hours or overnight.
  5. To use, rub into wooden spoons or cutting boards.  Coat all surfaces and rub well.  Allow to sit overnight, then wipe off the excess.

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