Asked on Nov 8, 2019

How do I finish a raw Balsa wood food serving tray so it is food-safe?

Kelli L. MilliganLifestyles HomesRecreated Designs


3 answers
  • Recreated Designs
    on Nov 8, 2019

    Hi. If you are wanting to give it a protective coating but not change the look of the wood I love Miss Mustard Seed (or Homestead House) Hemp Oil. It is food grade safe, nourishes the wood and will cure into a nice protective finish on the wood. I would give it a coat and wait a day or two and then rub on another coat.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Nov 8, 2019

    Mineral oil is what’s been used for many decades.

    • 22busy
      on Nov 9, 2019

      Thanks Very much. I'll give it a few coats. Hope it will cure by Christmas!

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Nov 14, 2019

    They sell food safe finish oil at home depot.

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