Begin by deciding what you will use to season your bowl. On our website you can find the Bee's Oil and Wood Preserver and Behlen Nontoxic Salad Bowl Finish for long lasting results. You can also use an ingestible mineral oil (sold in supermarkets as a laxative). We DO NOT recommend using a vegetable or olive oil. These oils can become rancid after time. Next, run your fingers over the interior of the bowl; if there are any rough patches, smooth them out using fine steel wool.
Start seasoning by pouring a tablespoon of oil into the bowl and a half teaspoon of coarse salt. Use a paper towel and gently scour the interior of the bowl with the salt-oil mixture, using a second paper towel to mop up any remaining oil wipe the surface dry. After about an hour pour in another teaspoon of the oil and rub it around the interior of the bowl with your (clean) fingers. When the surface is well oiled, leave it for ten minutes then wipe dry once more with a paper towel. The bowl is now ready for use.