Wash your wooden utensils and let them dry thoroughly overnight.
Lightly sand your utensils with fine grit sandpaper if you notice a fuzzy texture on them. Wipe each one off with a clean cloth.
Use non-drying oil such as walnut or olive oil. You can find both types of oil at your local grocery or health food shop. Walnut oil does not have a noticeable odor so it is a suitable option. Neither walnut nor olive oil is prone to rancidity, but vegetable oils do have that tendency.
Dip a clean cloth into the oil of your choice and rub it into the wood in an even, circular motion. When you coat both sides of a spoon, for example, put it down onto a dry, clean surface and let it dry.
Continue to rub oil into each utensil, back and front, and let each one dry.
Reapply oil to each utensil at least twice to ensure thorough and even coverage.
Repeat this process in the future when you notice dullness or a difference in texture on the utensils.
Things You Will Need
- Walnut or olive oil
- Clean rags
- Fine grit sandpaper (optional)
- Wash wooden utensils by hand to extend their lifespan. Dishwashers can damage wooden utensils.