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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 06-10-2015 09:08 PM 810 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2015 09:08 PM

I’m actually not asking what you use, you probably figured by clicking on the thread haha. Anyways, I use a blend of mineral oil and beeswax, 5:1 I believe. Got thinking the other night and maybe someone knows the answer. Is there an expiration date for the stuff? I made a good amount awhile back and put it in a mason jar and put it on the shelf, still looks and smells fine just wanted to know. Also was wondering, thought about making a bunch and putting it in small mason jars and selling it at shows with my boards, think that is allowed or would it be considered like selling food and have different regulations?

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#1 posted 06-10-2015 09:39 PM

Well, the mineral oil part would not have any shelf life issues. I know that the hunk of beeswax I use for lubricating screws, and that I have in a sealed plastic container, always has a white coating on it when I go to use it. Probably some air oxidation of some component. However…...... If there were to be any problems with keeping this mixture in a sealed jar then what do you imagine would be its fate on the surface of your cutting boards? My guess is ”
OK on the board, OK in the jar”.

I have no idea about selling the oil/wax mixture at shows. People sell beeswax in a variety of forms (candles, honeycomb, etc.) at shows, so that shouldn’t be an issue. However…....... If there is a good idea out there, then there is probably some regulation and agency waiting in the wings to make your life difficult.

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#2 posted 06-10-2015 10:03 PM

haha very true, well I might give it a shot and see what happens.

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#3 posted 06-10-2015 10:45 PM

I’ve seen lots of people selling that at shows, I’d just brand it as a finish for cutting boards and likely no one would ask as they’d have no idea what was in it.

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