Asked in MaineShoppingCooking Equipment
Where do I buy food grade mineral oil?
Asked in Maine
Where in Maine can you buy food grade mineral oil?
Asked in Cooking Equipment
What is the difference between food grade mineral oil and plain mineral oil?
Asked in Cutting Boards
What type of oil should be used on a cutting board?
Asked in Olive Oil, Olives
If olive oil is made of olives what is baby oil made of?
Asked in Olive Oil, Cutting Boards
Can you put olive oil on your cutting board after it has been made?
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health, Veterinary Medicine
What does mineral oil do if ingested by dogs?
Asked in Alcoholic Beverages
Is mineral spirits different from mineral oil?
Asked in Olive Oil
Can you use olive oil on chopping boards?
EDIT by Kansas-Kate: Cooking oils are not a good choice for conditioning butcher blocks and cutting boards. The best choice is a mixture of food-grade mineral oil + beeswax. This can be bought in bottles or tubes; tubes are preferable because the last bit of product can be squeezed out. You can also make your own; search online for DIY instructions. Note: The mineral oil must be food-grade.
Asked in Veterinary Medicine
Is baby oil toxic to dogs?
This will depend upon its composition - some mineral oil (baby oil) is food grade and can safely be consumed in small quantities. However, most of the baby oil on sale commercially, such as at department stores and groceries, is not food grade and thus may be toxic. Also, be aware that medical grade mineral oil is available to veterinarians and is used as a laxative to help pass intestinal blockages in horses and other animals. Feeding baby oil to dogs is likely to have the same effect (ie, copious amounts of soft stool/diarrhea within a few hours of consumption), in addition to any toxic effects that may occur.
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Asked in Cutting Boards
What do you use to finish a butcher block cutting board?
If you are using the cutting board for show then a polyurethane would work, if you use it for cutting, then a good rub down on a periodic basis with vegetable oil works well. The oil resists water but won't contaminate your food. I use mineral oil. My wood cutting board care instructions recommended this. I use it about once every 4-6 weeks as the wood looks dry. I have always used Danish oil on my cutting boards when first made. Answer== Just make sure whatever you use is food grade mineral oil. Food grade mineral oil is preferred, as vegetable oils can go rancid. Mineral oil is the most common treatment. Adding beeswax to the mineral oil is also effective. Vegetable oil needs to be cleaned and re-treated much more frequently as it is organic. Wooden Butcher Blocks and Cutting Boards I'm glad others agree that wood is the ultimate cutting surface! There is nothing like the feel and the beauty of cutting on wood. Its too bad so many people still use mineral oil though. Mineral oil is a petroleum by-product that never dries. You either eat it or wash it away. Preserve Woodenware Oil is a 100% non-toxic product that dries naturally. It fills the pores and helps exclude bacteria. It is made of edible nut oils that dry (vegetable oils and mineral oil never does).
Asked in Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Where can you buy oil of cloves?
Most good health food stores will carry essential oils as part of their stock. However when you purchase from health food stores be careful because they are not always pure or therapeutic grade. If you want to use the oil to take internally or to rub on your body make sure you find a good provider of pure therapeutic grade essential oil. They are best found online.