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Question regarding food safe treatment

Ive been using Mineral oil on any food safe bowl, it's not often I use Watco or Poly, however, as of late my bowls have been raising the grain when I clean them, and I clean them by just using a wet sponge, wiping it out, and immediately drying it off.

However, my cutting boards, same material, same treatment, well those things I can practically soak in the sink, scrub, dry off, and they dot have raised grain afterwords.

So, if I finish these 30 bowls for the craft show, but dont want to use mineral oil as customers can be idiots, but also want to stay away from nut based finishes......what do you guys use?.

It's all fun and games until someone loses the Walnut.
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I use a walnut oil/shellac/carnauba wax finish from Doctors Woodshop. No worries of nut allergies as the oil is treated to remove the proteins.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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If you want an easy to apply food safe finish, try this one.

George's Club House Wax, essentially a bees wax product.
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I use Mahoney's Walnut oil. It also doesn't have the food alergy problems.
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