I love wooden spoons. Almost as much as I love bowls. I have about 7 that I use on a regular basis. Unfortunately for my spoons, I am once in a while in a rush and I commit the greatest sin that you could commit when it comes to them. I put them in the dishwasher!!! I know, I know, bad. They come out feeling all rough and dry.
I like to revive them by rubbing oil on them. My personal favorite is coconut oil but I'm sure olive oil would work well too.Take one wooden spoon in need of some love (as pictured above) and get a nice glob of coconut oil on your hands. Start rubbing it in. Take your time, evenly coat the spoon and then place the spoon in an area (like the dish rack on your counter) to dry. In about 15 minutes the oils will have seeped into the wood and the spoon will be revived and feel smooth. Much nicer to handle!