Many people have suggested that you can “sanitize” your board or give it a deep cleaning by scrubbing it with baking soda or salt or soaking it with a diluted vinegar or bleach solution. My personal favorite is sprinkling some coarse salt on the board and rubbing it in with a half a lemon, letting it soak for a few minutes, and then washing it off. If you sanitize your board with any of these items then you will want to wash it again with soap and water and allow it to dry completely and then oil it again with mineral oil. Scrubbing your board with coarse salt can also help to remove any stains and the lemon will remove any odors. If you only use your board for cutting vegetables, herbs, breads, or cooked meats then hot soap and water and a good scrub will clean your board just fine.