Re: Mineral oil for cutting board



Or, in the case of mineral oil - never. That's the weakness. It collects dirt and microbes in its sticky grip and makes it difficult for polar solvents like water, even with the help of surfactants, to get to 'em.
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I use unscented baby oil. It's also called mineral oil if I remember rightly, but I'm wondering if there's any practical difference between the two.
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Yes
Lint free and disposable.
I use two step process. Walnut oil in several coats until it doesn't want to rapidly absorb. Then I have a mixture of mostly walnut oil with beeswax in it. I heat that up on my shop glue double boiler and spread some on then buff it off when it solidfies.
Seems to work great, but I've never used mineral oil, so I have no point of comparison.
Frank
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Everywhere. Like everything, it's dose dependant. If you chug the bottle, might take one or two to show an effect.
Experiments in mice have shown a significant decrease in prostate cancer in mice fed linseed, so you might just want to consider it a medicine and limit your dose to what's on the prescription.
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George wrote:

I think I'll pass.

Was the linseed treated with salts of cobalt, manganese, etc.?
See Section B.4 and "Annexe 1" of the following publication:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/pdf/paints_varnishes/interimreport_nov2001.pdf
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