The Original Butcher Block Oil Finish

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The Original Butcher Block Oil Finish is the best product for keeping butcher blocks and wood countertops properly maintained. The Original Oil™ is heavy weight pharmaceutical grade pure mineral oil and is used for lasting protection on wood surfaces. The Original Oil™ Finish is completely food safe and can be used on surfaces used for food preparation. This finish is hypoallergenic and contains no Tung oils. You can entertain guests with no concerns of nut allergies.

  • This finish is primarily used on Butcher Blocks
  • It can also be used on wood countertops, cutting boards, salad bowls, soapstone, and wood utensils.
  • An advantage to using this finish is that it is fragrance free and color free.
  • This finish needs to be renewed on a regular basis depending on the environment and amount of use.
  • The surface should be oiled when it appears visually dry.
  • Maintaining the Original Oil™ finish is very important to the long term life of the wood surface, as well as keeping the surface protected from water.

Where to use The Original Butcher Block Oil Finish

There are no limitations to the options that can be included in wood countertops and butcher blocks finished with the Original Oil™. Wood countertops and butcher blocks finished with the Original Oil™ can include overmount or undermount sinks. Pictured below are just a few options your Grothouse wood surface with oil finish can have.

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Wood Countertops finished with the Original Oil™ can include faucet holes and undermount sinks.


An end grain cutting board can be used for food preparation when finished with the Original Oil™.


Wood Countertops with the Original Oil™ can be used for a kitchen island and can include knife slots for various sized knives and scissors, as well as an apron sink.


Authentic Teak countertops can have a sink. Teak is water-proof because of its high natural oil content. This countertop finished with The Original Oil™ is completely protected from water.

How to use The Original Butcher Block Oil Finish

Apply a 2 inch diameter circle of oil directly to the clean wood surface. Spread the oil over the surface using a paper towel or cotton cloth. Add an additional thin coat of oil if needed. Be sure to oil the sides and exposed bottom of the countertop with the oil soaked cloth. Allow the oil to soak in overnight. If necessary, remove the excess with a dry cloth. Properly dispose of oily rags when done to prevent spontaneous combustion.

Your wood Countertop should be oiled at minimum once a month, or when the surface appears visually dry. The amount of oil required varies based on the amount of use and the environment.

Purchasing the Original Butcher Block Oil Finish

The Original Oil™ finish is available for purchase in cases of 1, 4, and 12.

Shipping costs will vary depending on the quantity purchased.

For further purchasing details visit the Grothouse Online Store.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding The Original Oil™ Finish.