Oh, hello. It's been a while, hasn't it? Well we are reviving Grandma Club with a lovely new face! Cinnamon Cooper has agreed to join Donovan and I on our Drunken Grandma adventures. Yay!
The first thing we got together to make was mustard and spoon oil. Mustard takes three weeks to cure, so I will write about that process when we have our mustard tasting in a few weeks. So, let's get to the spoon oil.
I'm sure you are wondering what the hell spoon oil is. It is a mix of beeswax and mineral oil and is used to condition wood surfaces, like wooden spoons, cutting board, wood counters, and so on. I got turned onto the idea of making spoon oil years ago when I saw this post on 3191 Miles Apart. We used Stephanie's recipe to the letter, so I would check out her instructions on that post.
Donovan got a pound of beeswax at the local art supply store. She found it with the bookbinding supplies. We initially attempted to cut the beeswax with a knife, but that really wasn't working, so we busted out the cheese grater. That went slowly, but we split the work between the three of us and we quickly got to 1/4 lb of shredded wax ready to melt.
We put the wax in a large mason jar and put it in a hot water bath. When the wax was melted, we put the mineral oil in the bath as well to warm it up a bit. Then poured the mineral oil in with the wax and mixed it together.
We poured the spoon oil into three smaller mason jars (so we each got one) while the mixture was still liquidy. We then let it solidify in the mason jars, which took about 30 mins.
I haven't had a chance to condition any of my spoons or cutting boards with the finished oil, but we did use a wooden spoon to mix up the concoction while it was in the water bath. Whew, it did a darn good job, especially when compared to the sister spoon of that particular set of mine.
To use the oil, just rub the the spoon oil into the wooden item with your hand, let it sit for a few hours, and then buff it with a towel. Super easy for amazing results. All us grannies are super excited to use this oil to revive our wooden kitchen goodies. My wooden spoons are so beat up, they have definitely been needing some love!
We'll be back in a few weeks with our mustard recipes. Happy holidays and have an awesome new year!