Regularly conditioning your cutting board is the key to increasing its longevity. When you first receive your new cutting board, it is recommended that you condition it once a week for the first month. This will help the wood acclimate to the humidity and climate of your home. After the first month, your board will typically only need to be treated once a month. However, if your board looks dry or is rough to the touch, it likely needs more conditioning. Do not be worried about over conditioning your cutting board you are only feeding it what it needs.