Lemon Cutting Board Cleaner

READY IN: 1min
Recipe by Sandi From CA

This easy cleaner helps keep wooden cutting boards freshened and sanitized. The lemon and essential oil sanitize the board while the abrasive action of the salt cleans it. If you use your cutting board for raw meat, get into the habit of doing this after each use. Never use the same cutting board for fresh fruits and vegetables as is used for raw meat.

Top Review by nemokitty

This worked great. I didn't realize you could use tea tree oil on eating surfaces. I will use this more often. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon table salt
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop tea tree essential oil


  1. Sprinkle salt onto cutting board. Squeeze a little bit of the lemon juice onto the salt.
  2. Add the essential oil directly on top of the salt/juice mixture.
  3. Hold the lemon half in your hand, flesh side down, and scrub the fragrant salt thoroughly over the cutting board. Be sure to get all the nooks and crannies. Repeat as necessary.
  4. Rinse the board under warn running water and set in drying rack to dry before storing. This will make your kitchen smell great too!

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