News, Culture & Society

Mum wows with simple trick for refreshing scratched wooden chopping boards in minutes

How to refresh scratched wooden chopping boards in MINUTES: Mum wows online with her ‘miracle’ trick – and you don’t need any chemicals

  • A Melbourne mum shared how she refreshes chopping wooden chopping boards
  • Mila said the secret is lemon, coarse sea salt and a good quality mineral oil
  • She said that the mineral oil prevents it from absorbing moisture and cracking
  • Wooden chopping boards are better than plastic due to levels of bacteria 

A mum has wowed social media with her simple trick for refreshing scratched wooden chopping boards – and it’s so easy you can get it done in just minutes.

The Melbourne woman – who goes by the name Mama Mila online – said refreshing your wooden chopping boards is ‘so simple’, but it ‘makes all the difference’.

‘This hack is so quick and it’s completely chemical-free,’ Mila posted on TikTok.

AFTER: A mum has wowed social media with her simple trick for refreshing scratched wooden chopping boards - and it's so easy you can get it done in just minutes

BEFORE AND AFTER: A mum has wowed social media with her simple trick for refreshing scratched wooden chopping boards – and it’s so easy you can get it done in just minutes

The Melbourne woman - who goes by Mama Mila - said refreshing your wooden chopping boards is 'so simple', but ''makes all the difference'; you need lemon juice and coarse sea salt (the process pictured)

The Melbourne woman - who goes by Mama Mila - said refreshing your wooden chopping boards is 'so simple', but ''makes all the difference'; you need lemon juice and coarse sea salt (the process pictured)

The Melbourne woman – who goes by Mama Mila – said refreshing your wooden chopping boards is ‘so simple’, but ”makes all the difference’; you need lemon juice and coarse sea salt

To ‘refresh’ your wooden chopping board, the mum said you simply need to cut a lemon in half and rub the entire board with the juice.

‘Once you’ve rubbed the board with lemon juice, sprinkle coarse sea salt and rub that in with a cloth,’ Mila said.

Leave it for a few moments, and then rinse the board and leave it to dry.

‘Finally, rub it with mineral oil as this prevents it from absorbing moisture and cracking over time,’ she said.  

Mila added that she buys her food grade mineral oil from the house.com.au website, but has heard that coconut oil also works just as well.

Rubbing in coarse sea salt helps to get rid of any bacteria, and then rinse your board and leave it to dry (the process pictured)

Rubbing in coarse sea salt helps to get rid of any bacteria, and then rinse your board and leave it to dry (the process pictured)

Rubbing in coarse sea salt helps to get rid of any bacteria, and then rinse your board and leave it to dry (the process pictured)

How to refresh your wooden chopping boards 

Mila shared her method (pictured) on TikTok

Mila shared her method (pictured) on TikTok

1. Cut a lemon in half and rub the lemon juice into your wooden chopping board.

2. Sprinkle coarse sea salt and rub it in with a microfibre cloth.

3. Leave for a few moments, then rinse the board and leave it to dry.

4. Rub is with a mineral oil to prevent it from absorbing moisture and cracking over time.

Source: Mama Mila 

'Finally, rub it with mineral oil as this prevents it from absorbing moisture and cracking over time,' Mila said (pictured in action)

‘Finally, rub it with mineral oil as this prevents it from absorbing moisture and cracking over time,’ Mila said (pictured in action)

Thousands who saw the simple trick were impressed with just how easy and effective it is, writing ‘Omg’ and ‘this is fantastic’.

‘I need this, my board just cracked,’ one commenter posted.

Others said they would definitely try it for themselves.

Previously, experts from Apartment Therapy explained why wooden chopping boards are better than plastic.

Researchers found that the grooves created by knives on the plastic surface traps bacteria, which cannot be cleaned manually. 

In contrast, bacteria is absorbed by the wood and disappears from the surface of the chopping board, dying over time.

What is the five-step method for ‘spa-worthy’ towels?

The reason why vinegar works so well instead of fabric softener is that it 'breaks down the residue from detergents leaving the towels soft and fresh'

The reason why vinegar works so well instead of fabric softener is that it ‘breaks down the residue from detergents leaving the towels soft and fresh’

1. Set the washing machine to 40-60 degrees Celsius.

2. Add the towels to the washing machine, along with liquid detergent and half a cup of plain, white vinegar.

3. Do the washing cycle.

4. Shake the towels when they come out and let them air-dry to practically dry.

5. Give them a few minutes in the tumble dryer to make them completely dry. This will help with softness, fluffiness and absorbency.

Source: Mama Mila 

A mother and homeowner has shared the secret to getting 'spa-worthy' towels at home - and all you need is a dash of plain white vinegar (Mila's towels pictured)

A mother and homeowner has shared the secret to getting ‘spa-worthy’ towels at home – and all you need is a dash of plain white vinegar (Mila’s towels pictured)

This isn’t the first household trick Mila has shared with her thousands of followers.

In the past, she has explained how you can clean a microwave in just four minutes, as well as how to make your bed feel like a five-star hotel.

Mila also revealed how you can get ‘spa-worthy’ towels from home, with the help of some plain white vinegar.

The reason why vinegar works so well instead of fabric softener is that it ‘breaks down the residue from detergents leaving the towels soft and fresh’. 

Mila’s followers love the fact that she never turns to chemicals in order to get items in her home clean. 



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk