For well over a decade designer and furniture maker Joseph La Macchia has been refining the recipe that has now become OSIS WoodWax. In the mid 2k’s Joseph was compelled to create an environmentally friendly wood conditioner that was free of any petroleum products for use with his line of cutting and serving boards. He has been producing and selling a version of this wax to his clientele ever since.
OSIS WoodWax is an all natural petroleum-free wood finish. It both protects and renews your utilitarian wood products leaving a silky smooth surface after application. When applied regularly it will keep your wood looking fantastic and well protected for decades.
OSIS is made with the highest quality natural and organic plant based oils and waxes available. Once again, ZERO petroleum byproducts are used in OSIS.
It is small batch crafted in WI to assure the freshest product we can deliver.
Be sure to check out our Application & Care page for how to apply OSIS and naturally care for all of your wood products.
No gloves required! It’s as good of a skin salve as it is a wood finish.
Safe for kids!
If your wood product is used frequently then it should be regularly to maintain its sheen. This keeps your wood wares both looking beautiful and more importantly protects them by creating a barrier from bacteria and pathogens. We personally oil our boards as soon as it starts to lose that silky soft sheen and you should do the same.
Bring wood conditioner up to room temperature. A hair dryer can be used to lightly soften the material and expedite the process. With a small rag or paper towel apply a small amount of product onto the towel and wipe down the board completely. Add more until the board has been fully coated. This is an instance where more is better than less product. Excess can always be wiped off. Let the board sit out for at least an hour to soak in the oil. Later wipe down again with the same rag.
Lastly, after the board has set for several hours or overnight come back and gently wipe down any remaining conditioner that hasn’t been absorbed into the wood. The board should have a beautiful sheen to it again.
Wipe down with damp cloth or sponge. Scrape any dried pieces of food off with the edge of a steel or plastic kitchen scraper. Light soap use is ok. Just keep it to a minimum and throughly wipe down the board to remove any soap residue. Towel dry immediately. Leave out to air dry, try to stand the board on an edge or prop it up against another object and then rotate the board as needed so all sides are able to fully dry out.
Wipe board down with damp sponge. Scrape any dried pieces of food off with the edge of a steel kitchen scraper.
Lightly salt the board. Cut a lemon in half and place the cut half on the board and scrub with your hand across the surface of the board. This acts as an antibacterial cleanser. Once completed, wipe down the board again with a damp sponge or cloth removing all the salt and lemon residue. Wipe down completely with a dry cloth. Stand on it’s side and rotate so all sides are allowed to dry.
Once dry it is critically important to treat the wood with my oil/wax conditioner so it regains it’s sheen and protective barrier. After a deep cleaning I recommend that the board is conditioned several times over the next couple of days
For acidic odors sprinkle the board with baking soda. Mist baking soda on board with water from a spray bottle and let sit for 15-30 minutes and rinse. You can also just dust it with baking soda and let sit.
For alkaline odors mist board lightly with white vinegar and let sit for 15-30 minutes and rinse. Be careful if you attempt these odor eliminating methods. In some instances discoloration can occur. It’s best to test a small inconspicuous area on the bottom of the board before proceeding.
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