I know I should have oiled my new wood cutting board first, but all the places near me that sold mineral oil only sold the dumb "baby" oil, with the fragrance! I did not want that, so I decided to wait until I could get a ride out of town to a regular grocery/drug store.
However, in the meantime I got impatient and I used my board.
I used it to cut veggies on one side, then fish on the other. (I was making sushi)
I washed the board in warm soapy water and rinsed it well. I wiped it as dry as possible and then let it dry in the air.
My question is, have I ruined it already? I've actually never oiled a board before, I always just scrubbed my boards and blocks in the olden days. But I've read I should use oil. Can I do this now that I've already used the board and washed it?