Nothing is kinder to your knife blades than a live edge cutting board. The natural wood gives resiliently with the pressure of the blade rather than dulling or blunting your knife's cutting edge. Wooden cutting boards of any kind can interact with the food cut on it, so it is important to know how to clean and care for your wooden cutting board. Live edge cutting boards need real wood care.
The good news is that it isn't hard to care for a live edge cutting board. First, it is a good idea to have a separate board for cutting meat. Second, wipe down your board with a damp cloth or wash it with mild soap right away. Never submerge it, and definitely do not wash it in the dishwasher. Eventually, your board will dry out. When that happens, apply a light coat of food-grade mineral oil, let sit, and then wash as usual. A lemon and salt rub will rid your board of strong odors, such as garlic; water and baking soda will remove stains, such as beets. With care, your cutting board can become a well-loved, beautiful family heirloom.