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I'm looking for a finish that can be used on bowls that can be eaten out of, and cleaned properly for future use.

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I'm looking for a finish that can be used on bowls that can be eaten out of, and cleaned properly for future use.

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I wouldn't recommend Castor Oil.
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Jerry, this topic has come-up several times in the recent past. The answer is mineral oil, there are numerous other oils that do initially seem or appear to work that can eventually become rancid. Go to the drug store, and in the laxative section, there will be mineral oil. You cannot get anything any better than this. As a matter-of-fact, I was with Joy in the grocery store and was looking at some items made from bamboo. Also offered by the same manufacturer as the bamboo cutting boards, etc. was "Bamboo Conditioner" - the ingredients state "100% mineral oil". That's good enough for me. It, by the way; was not an economical way to buy mineral oil.

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Grocery stores should also carry mineral oil.

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They're probably with the prunes!

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Try Walnut oil. Not the kind sold in supermarkets, but the kind sold by woodworking websites. One such brand is Mahoney's Walnut oil. I have used it successfully for cutting boards. Easy to apply; dries quickly; no residue and easily renewable. Warm natural finish
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I personally favor using a hand made Super Blonde Flake Shellac (dissolved in denatured alcohol), applying about 6-10 coats letting it vaporize between coats. Then a few extra coats using dauber with a few drops of Virgin Olive Oil to allow the polishing to occur (French Polish Technique). After that has dried and hardened, I use Furniture grade Walnut Oil liberally before and after using as a serving utensil. It is really water resistant and pretty high shine.

That's the finish I've used on my larger silver maple bowl, that I posted here last year, and it has held up to several family dinners, and washed with soap and water.

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I'm looking for a finish that can be used on bowls that can be eaten out of, and cleaned properly for future use.

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Howdy Jerry,

I am not the smartest pickle in the barrel, but I believe Mineral oil can be applied on the lathe and will glaze well. Perfectly food safe from day one. I have used this on butcher block cutting boards and they stay nice for years. I believe mineral oil is the main component in an old gun-stock finish called True-Oil which I have used for a beautiful hand rubbed finish. I would also trust a quality Polyurethane after it has totally cured(one month or more).

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I can tell you from experience that mineral oil needs to be replenished frequently. Shellac, nowever, is non-toxic when dry, and can make a nice finish that lasts awhile.

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