Butter, it’s something I really, truly love. My love of butter even had me caught red handed with a finger in the butter dish at a young age, a fact I’ve often kept to myself out of embarrassment, but I’ve finally come to terms with. My love of butter even has me freezing blocks from France to pack in my suitcase and bring back to Canada so I don’t have to go without my favourite flavour while I’m away at work. I think Julia Child would approve.
This butter, however, wasn’t the kind I freeze and pack in my suitcase. Like so many others, I always have a to-do list on the go. Usually a million little pieces of paper found in my wallet, my purse, my nightstand, on my phone, literally everywhere. A few times over I’ve seen the little Weck Tulip Jar sitting on the shelf, waiting to be filled with a butter all its own but somehow “spoon butter” just never seemed to rise to the top of my list. All I needed, however, was a week of being off work sick, where there wasn’t much else to distract me. The crippling effects of being neither here nor there and cabin fever were beginning to set in and I had to react.
The best thing about this particular project is it’s simplicity and, in fact, you don’t need an abundance of time, mine took approximately 15 minutes. You’ll need a jar, Beeswax and Coconut Oil. What are you waiting for?
- 120 g Coconut
- 40 g Beeswax
- Fill a small pot with a couple inches of water and bring to a boil and fit a metal bowl overtop to create a bain marie
- Place coconut oil inside the metal bowl
- When the coconut oil has turned to liquid, add the beeswax
- Once the two oils are completely homogenous pour into a jar of approximately 220 mls / 1 cup
- After the mixture has cooled, take a small amount with your hands and slather it all over your wooden utensils and let it soak in for a couple hours or overnight if you can before wiping off excess
- It is recommended that you repeat the process once every two weeks for newly purchased wooden items and as needed thereafter
- I recommend beeswax pastilles if you can find them as they are much easier to handle and melt considerably quickly.