All wood glue and cutting board oil that is used by Esarey Hardwood Creations LLC is food safe and FDA approved.
Buying one of our hardwood cutting boards?
Because hardwood cutting boards require ongoing care, Esarey Hardwood Creations LLC cannot be responsible for cracking or warping due to the negligence of the owner.  We would like to provide the following suggestions on how to take care of your wood cutting board.  You will find many helpful articles online that will help you make your cutting board last for many years.

Avoid the Evil Dishwasher

Keep your board out of the dishwasher, which can warp the wood or dry it out so much that it cracks or splits! Keep things old school instead and hand wash.

Scrub with Salt + Lemon

Washing a wooden cutting board with dish soap and water is critical to keeping it clean. But when you need to deep clean or remove pesky stains (think: beet juice), bring out the big guns: coarse salt and lemon juice. Sprinkle the salt liberally over the board, then slice a lemon in half and use it to rub the salt into the board. The salt acts as an abrasive to lift stains and the lemon juice leaves everything smelling great.

Eliminate Maximum Moisture

After rinsing the soap (and salt and lemon juice) off of your board, take a dry dishtowel and give it a thorough pat dry. If water gets trapped in the grain, it can warp the wood and turn moldy quickly. But a solid towel dry after every wash (and making sure your board doesn’t sit in a wet sink for too long) helps keep things fresh and mold-free. After blotting the excess moisture off the board, stand it up to dry – do not lay it flat – to make sure air hits as much of the surface as possible.

Give Your Board an Oil Change

Once a month or so, hydrate your thirsty wood board with mineral oil. Use a soft, clean cloth to spread an even coat of mineral oil over the wood. Let the oil soak in for several hours, then use paper towels to blot off any excess. Voilà! A beautiful, functional board ready to take on the world — or at least a pile of vegetables.