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John Boos Boos Mystery Oil - 3 Pack

All Boos Butcher Blocks products require periodic oiling, so why not use Boos Mystery Oil? Boos Mystery Oil is a penetrating oil that is used to protect cutting and butcher blocks. This Mystery Oil is the same high quality oil that is used in the factory!Butcher Block Oil


  • Sold as a pack of 3
  • High quality oil that the professionals use to oil their cutting boards and butcher blocks
  • Special combination of pure mineral oil and raw linseed oil
  • Orange Scented
  • Recommended for use every 3-4 weeks


  • Overall Product Weight: 3lbs

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John Boos Boos Mystery Oil - 3 Pack

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  • Overall Product Weight: 3lbs


Purpose: KitchenStyle: Liquids
Use: KitchenScents: Citrus
Pack Size: 3 PackCountry of Manufacture: United States

About the Manufacturer

John Boos & Co. is the oldest industry in Effingham, Illinois. It has been in business continuously since 1887. Conrad Boos Sr. founded the business in 1887 and named it for his son, John. For many years he worked out of the blacksmith shop, which was located at what is now 406 West Jefferson Street in Effingham, Illinois. The wood for his blocks was cut in wooded areas surrounding Effingham and was mostly sycamore lumber. The lumber was processed in his sawmill and sent to his shop for finishing. The plant operated from a blacksmith shop until 1892 and then it moved across town, and began producing the blocks as we know them now.

The blacksmith used a sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the smith's hammer. When the butcher saw the block where the anvil was resting, he realized he could use one in his meat market. So John Boos made him one and the rest is history. In the early days the butcher blocks were built for commercial meat markets. At the turn of the century meat purchased at the local market was not refrigerated or frozen, but hung.


The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 sq.ft. of total production capacity in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing capacity in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI, which produce wooden school furniture. The company has four dry kilns that will dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. There are 140 employees in the Effingham facility. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing is shipped from Great Lakes states via truck, while their second largest commodity, stainless steel, comes from steel warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St.Louis. The company currently is cutting up about five million feet of maple and oak each year.

Current Products & Markets

The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry. The stainless steel product group, which continues to expand, now includes stainless steel sinks, shelves, carts, etc. One of the outgrowths of their stainless steel plant and our wood plant is the new Cucina series of foodservice carts made from northern hard rock maple and foodservice grade stainless steel. The product has received instant acceptance from professional, as well as domestic chefs throughout North America. Sales are made through major gourmet catalog companies, as well as foodservice equipment dealers. Mixing the two materials provides John Boos & Co. with a competitive edge as the manufacturing begins and ends in Effingham, IL.

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A must for your Boos cutting board!

Maureen from Londonderry, NH– Verified Buyer

I have used the Boos oil on my cutting boards for the last three years. It truly keeps them looking like new. I usually clean the cutting board well them apply the oil liberally & allow it to soak in overnight.

Pros: I don't know of any other oil specifically made for these cutting boards. This is the best.
Cons: It will probably take me 10 years to go through three bottles!

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Excellent product

Carolyn from Palos Verdes Estates, CA– Verified Buyer

I have been very pleased with this oil. I bought a John Boos Prep Table and read that it is important to keep it oiled. It does keep the table looking fresh and new. I read that it was important to use an ample amount of it at each application. I recommend that you do that. It absorbed well and does help to prevent staining.

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Works Great

Sweetsie from Saint-Zotique, QC– Verified Buyer

Used the oil when I received it and it made a wonderful difference in my wood cutting boards and bamboo pieces I have. The all look much richer and more vibrant not to mention they are now well protected. Great product.

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Great product!

Jackie from Chippewa Falls, WI– Verified Buyer

Just got a new butcher block island top installed and it needed to be prepped. After doing some research, I found that this oil has been around for a long time and I decided to try it. I was really pleased with the results. No smells and not greasy, plus it brought out the beauty of the wood. I will certainly get more when needed.

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Great product

Noreen from New York, NY– Verified Buyer

It is easy to apply and without leaving any stick residue.

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Oil it up....

Tim from Latrobe, PA– Verified Buyer

Perfect compliment to the Block....this will make it last forever...

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butcher block oil

Betsy from Whitehouse, TX– Verified Buyer

food safe, goes on smoothly, penetrates fast, good quality, plan to purchase again.

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Good quality oil.

Gloria from Colorado

The Boos Mystery oil is wonderful. It is good quality oil too and I've had no problems with it so far!

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love this stuff !!

Sharyl from Squaw Valley, CA– Verified Buyer

almost all of my house is done in wood .... the living room / dining room has walls like a log cabin and wood ceiling, there's a huge built in wood hutch, the kitchen has wood cabinets and wood countertops, the hallway is wood walls and celing and the guest bath has wood cabinets, countertops and ceiling. suffice it to say, I do a LOT of oiling !!! boos mystery oil brings all my wood back to a beautiful luster and shine. love, love, LOVE this stuff !!

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Works Great

Jeffrey from Texas– Verified Buyer

The quality of this boos oil is great. It works well in our kitchen.

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OUR SKU # JB1243

Boos Mystery Oil - 3 Pack is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: MYS-3