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Mom inspires with a simple trick to freshen up scratched wooden cutting boards in a few minutes


How to scratch scratched wooden cutting boards in MINUTES: Mom inspires online with her miracle trick – and you don't need any chemicals

  • A mother from Melbourne told how she freshened up wooden cutting boards
  • Mila said the secret is lemon, coarse sea salt, and a good quality mineral oil
  • She said the mineral oil prevents it from absorbing moisture and cracking
  • Wooden cutting boards are better than plastic because of the bacteria they contain

One mom loved social media with their simple trick for freshening up scratched wooden cutting boards – and it's so simple you can do it in minutes.

The Melbourne woman, known online by the name Mama Mila, said freshening up her wooden cutting boards was "so easy" but "makes all the difference".

"This hack is so quick and completely chemical free," wrote Mila on TikTok.

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AFTER: A mom loved social media with their simple trick for freshening up scratched wooden cutting boards - and it's so simple you can do it in minutes

BEFORE AND AFTER: A mom loved social media with their simple trick for freshening up scratched wooden cutting boards – and it's so simple you can do it in minutes

The Melbourne woman who passes Mama Mila said freshening up her wooden cutting boards is "that easy" but "makes all the difference". You will need lemon juice and coarse sea salt (the process pictured)

The Melbourne woman who passes Mama Mila said freshening up her wooden cutting boards is "that easy" but "makes all the difference". You will need lemon juice and coarse sea salt (the process pictured)

The Melbourne woman who passes Mama Mila said freshening up her wooden cutting boards is "that easy" but "makes all the difference". You need lemon juice and coarse sea salt

To "refresh" your wooden cutting board, the mother said, you simply had to cut a lemon in half and rub the juice over the entire board.

"When you've rubbed lemon juice over the board, sprinkle with coarse sea salt and rub it with a cloth," Mila said.

Leave it on for a few moments and then rinse the board and let it dry.

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

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

If you rub in coarse sea salt, all bacteria will be removed. Then rinse your board and let it dry as shown.

If you rub in coarse sea salt, all bacteria will be removed. Then rinse your board and let it dry as shown.

If you rub in coarse sea salt, all bacteria will be removed. Then rinse your board and let it dry as shown.

How to freshen up your wooden cutting 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 cutting board.

2. Scatter coarse sea salt over it and rub in with a microfiber cloth.

3. Let it work for a few moments, then rinse the board and let it dry.

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

Source: Mama Mila

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

Thousands of people who saw the simple trick have been impressed by how simple and effective it is. They wrote "Omg" and "this is fantastic".

"I need this, my board just cracked," wrote one commenter.

Others said they would definitely try it themselves.

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

The researchers found that the grooves created by knives on the plastic surface trap bacteria that cannot be cleaned manually.

In contrast, bacteria are absorbed by the wood and disappear from the surface of the cutting board and die over time.

What is the five step method for "spa worthy" towels?

The reason vinegar works so well instead of fabric softener is because it "breaks down detergent residue and makes towels soft and fresh".

The reason vinegar works so well instead of fabric softener is because it "breaks down detergent residue and makes towels soft and fresh".

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

2. Put the towels in the washing machine along with liquid detergent and half a cup of white vinegar.

3. Wash the wash cycle.

4. Shake the towels when they come out and air dry them for convenient drying.

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

Source: Mama Mila

A mom and a homeowner shared the secret of getting "spa-worthy" towels at home - and all you need is a dash of white vinegar (Mila's towels are pictured).

A mom and a homeowner shared the secret of getting "spa-worthy" towels at home – and all you need is a dash of white vinegar (Mila's towels are pictured).

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

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

Mila also revealed how to get “spa-worthy” towels from your home with the help of plain white vinegar.

The reason vinegar works so well instead of fabric softener is because it "breaks down detergent residue and makes towels soft and fresh".

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

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