I finish all my pieces with a natural finish which is a mixture of 100% food-grade mineral oil and beeswax. Now I can share this finish with you! I even added natural oil infused variations to your choosing! I wanted to make a wood butter that was easy to use and could last your in your home for at least 6 months. I infused natural essence oils with the finish to give it that long lasting scent when you use it. Finishing your products will keep them looking new longer and condition the material so its less likely to crack or change color.
Just take a cotton cloth and dab the corner into the butter. Rub a heavy amount of the mixture onto the piece in a circular motion, making sure it is really absorbs into the wood or cork.
Once you have covered your the piece completely, let it sit for 30 mins to an hour. You could even do it overnight if you wanted to work on something else and come back to it the following morning. When it is done soaking, buff off any excess butter and your left with a beautiful sheen.
Now your spoons, wooden bowls, cork bowls and cake stands (anything you want to polish!) are nourished and gleaming! Wasn't that easy?? You can purchase your own in my shop!
Melanie Abrantes Designs wood butter is made with 100% white bee’s wax and only food grade mineral oil. They are infused with lavender +orange oil, grapefruit or rosemary. Use it on all untreated wood and cork surfaces that come in contact with food and beverage, or even on tools and other surfaces if you’d prefer to use a natural alternative to varnishes and chemicals.
Wood butter is hand-canned in glass jars, and comes with simple instructions for use. 1 4oz jar or 2 oz container. The 4oz jar should last a home for at least 6 months.
Photos by Melanie Riccardi