While this may not be specifically for the mind and body healing, it is something that is a good thing to do to keep yourself healthy when preparing food. How many homes have the plastic type cutting boards and over time, they start to look pretty dingy. Well, guess what, they are easier to clean then you thought and they can be cleaned with natural things rather than some harsh, abrasive and toxic chemical.
I got this idea from the book, "Clean House, Clean Planet" written by Karen Logan. (Pg 190). In her book, she talks about using baking soda to clean your kitchen cutting board but to disinfect it, use some lemon and salt.
Here's what I do and it works great. I cut a lemon in half or in quarters and then I slightly wet the cutting board. I sprinkle some salt on it and then take the lemon and squeeze the juice out on the cutting board. Next, I take what is left of the lemon and use it as a scrub brush. Letting it sit on the cutting board for a few minutes can help clean it as well. If it still needs a little more cleaning, I take a scrub brush and scrub it down.
Between the salt and lemon juice, it will most likely clean your cutting board up so that you will have healthy food when you prepare it!