DIY Reusable Wax Wrap

Reusable food wrap is a great way to reduce our consumption of single-use plastic.  They can be used many times (up to since months of repeated use) and are biodegradable. When choosing your materials think about using organic cotton fabric and beeswax, since you’ll be wrapping your food with it.  Beeswax is anti-viral and anti-bacterial, so its great for keeping your food fresh! There are several different ways to make beeswax wraps, here are my two preferred methods:

Oven Method #1

Materials:

  • Organic Beeswax (Pastilles or Chunks)
  • Organic Cotton Fabric
  • Baking Tray
  • Wooden Spatula
  • Oven

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°F
  2. Place cotton fabric on baking tray
  3. Sprinkle beeswax pastilles on fabric
  4. Place tray in oven for 3-5 minutes until the pastilles have melted
  5. Spread melted wax with wooden spatula so that the entire sheet is covered
  6. Flip fabric sheet over
  7. Add more pastilles as necessary if there are any dry patches
  8. Put back in oven for 3-5 minutes
  9. Cool on hanging rack for 5-10 minutes

Oven Method #2

Materials:

  • 1 cup – Organic Beeswax (Pastilles or Chunks)
  • 1/4 cup – Pine Resin
  • 2 tbsp – Jojoba Oil
  • Organic Cotton Fabric
  • Double boiler
  • Chopstick (for stirring)
  • Baking Tray
  • Wooden Spatula
  • Oven

Directions:

  1. First melt your beeswax, pine resin, & jojoba oil in a double boiler
  2. Preheat oven to 200°F
  3. Lay cotton fabric on baking tray
  4. Pour mixture over cotton fabric and spread evenly with wooden spatula
  5. Place tray in oven for 2-3 minutes
  6. Flip over the cotton fabric and make sure the mixture has successfully seeped through and is evenly spread out
  7. Put back in oven for another 2-3 minutes
  8. Cool on hanging rack for 5-10 minutes

How it works:

  • Wrap item & use the warmth of your hands to create a nice seal

Care instructions:

  • Wash with lukewarm water & mild soap
  • Hang to dry or dry with towel
  • Do not use to wrap meat
  • *Stains easily (adds character)
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