Monday, June 16, 2014

How to clean a butcher block (3 ingredients natural cleaner)

When it comes to cleaning,
I am all about natural products.
They are better for us and better for the environment.
Especially when it comes to clean surfaces like wood,
you want to make sure you use natural product, 
as the wood is porous and will absorb the chemicals.
This is what you need:
a clean cloth
baking soda
white vinegar
a lemon or straight lemon juice
The vinegar and the lemon are antibacterial.
The baking soda will remove odors and stain.

First of all mix a little water with your vinegar, 
but you could even just use straight vinegar.
The cut your lemon in half and dip in baking soda.
Use it to scrub the butcher block, back and forth.
If using straight lemon juice,
 add the juice to baking soda until you have a paste 
(toothpaste consistency).

When done,
use vinegar/water mix to rinse.

Let air dry.

And you are ready to use it!

Stay Frugal,
Daniela

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11 comments:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Very well done and it certainly is a very clean way and good for the environment.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Very well done and it certainly is a very clean way and good for the environment.
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Kelly said...

I have heard about this method before. I don't use wooden cutting boards though for that reason. I prefer to use my dishwasher to sanitize my cutting boards, so I use the plastic kind that you can put in the dishwasher. I do have one large wooden cutting board though that I use to cut cooked meat on and then I just wash it with soapy water. I can see how using a butcher block could really use the lemon, vinegar and baking soda technique well though.

Revi said...

I have heard the lemon/soda thing, but not with added vinegar. More acid is better, I'll bet.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

You always give the best advice!

Carla from The River said...

I agree with Amy, you always have the best advice.
I also want to share with you, we made our rain barrel using your post!! Thank you so much. My husband really liked your instructions and I love my rain barrel.
:-)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It looks like a good idea.

Mindi Carwin said...

You are always there when I need a good tip! I am pinning!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

this is exactly the post I needed. I was just looking at my butcher block thinking it needs a good scrubbing. Thanks Dani!!11

laura Madalene said...

What a beautiful dining room. Your dining room is gorgeous and your new table is just wonderful! Love your chairs too! You've got a very talented hubby!
round-dining-table

must love junk said...

Great idea! I'll have to try this on our butcher block 'island'.
Susan