With a name like Walrus Oil, you’re either thinking it is fresh-squeezed from a walrus, or…well, that might be all you think about at first! Rest assured, there isn’t the slightest bit of a walrus used to make this product. I picture people seeing it on the shelf and saying “What the heck!” They rush to examine the ingredients only to find it’s made with Coconut oil, Mineral Oil, Vitamin E, and Beeswax. See, no Walruses mentioned anywhere in that list of natural ingredients! It’s just an awesome name. And now the product is in their hands and they are off to give it a try. If they are anything like me, they’ll be hooked.
I’ve been using Walrus Oil Cutting Board Oil for a few years. The timing was perfect to have received some to try straight from the hands of Dave, the awesome creator behind the brand, and making my first cutting board around the same time. I was sold on it immediately. Once the cutting board is sanded (I prefer to take them to 320 grit), it’s time to make the magic happen…the famous oil pour. It’s hard to capture it in a still shot, but look how that grain pops as soon as the oil lands on the surface! It’s the most satisfying part of the entire process in my opinion!
You can use a gloved hand, bare hand, or even a business card to spread the oil around. It’s foolproof. Let this sit for 24-48 hours and wipe away the excess. I should note- A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY! Start with a small amount, and add to it as necessary, you don’t want to waste it, trust me! The smell is very pleasant, no particular smell at all actually, which is a big plus for me.
Once the oil has set and has been wiped down, you can call it good or take it to the next level and use the Wood Wax for Cutting Boards.
A few weeks ago I finally gave in and bought some wax to try and I can’t believe I waited so long *hand slapping forehead. If the Oil is the icing on the cake, the wax is the cherry on top! Again, the ingredient list also doesn’t mention walrus, it’s 100% food grade.
The Wood Wax can be used alone instead of oil, but it pairs well together and is the winning combo I plan to continue to use on all future cutting boards/charcuterie boards. After a thin layer is applied and sits for 15 minutes, the wax can be buffed and is good to go! The finish is stunning, and you can tell it’s durable to stand up to any tasty morsel placed on it. It’s hard to describe exactly but I keep coming back to “shell” to describe the wax finish, it just makes it feel complete. So silky soft too!
I would rate Walrus Oil products 5 out of 5 stars with ease of use, durability, and natural products being key factors! I hope you give them a try!
Disclaimer-although I did receive one of the products mentioned to try out for free, I was not monetarily compensated for this review. All opinions are my own and the free product does not affect my positive review or recommendations.