When it comes to cooking in the kitchen, I still like my wooden tools. Using spoons and cutting boards made from wood feel great, and even though they may not improve my cooking skills they make me look better doing it. I recently installed a hard maple countertop on my kitchen island, and immediately had to research how to keep it looking good. Even though we use cutting boards for prep work, I just couldn’t justify conditioning the wood with any type of chemical polishes as it’s the primary place we gather to eat in our house. This easy to make Wood Butter from Gemma Gardner is a great natural wood conditioner that keeps your kitchen wood looking good and safe to use with food. The recipe only requires beeswax and coconut oil for an easy to apply polish that rubs on smooth and keeps the wood looking it’s best. Take a look at her tutorial for all the details and some more great pictures of the process.