How to make your own Beeswax Wraps
If you want to kick the single-use disposable habit, then homemade beeswax wraps are a great alternative. You can use them in the place of cling-wrap to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they’re reusable!
– cotton fabric squares (cut a few different sizes)
– About two table spoons of beeswax (granules or grated)
– An iron
– An old towel or blanket that you don’t mind getting waxy
– A few sheets of grease proof paper
- Lay down your towel and turn on the iron to heat it up.
- Place a few sheets of greaseproof paper onto the towel then lay one of your cotton squares on top of this.
- Evenly sprinkle your beeswax over the cotton square, ensuring that you go to the edges.
- Place a few more sheets of greaseproof paper back on top of the wax and cotton square and then iron over it.
- Peel back the paper to check that the wax is evenly melted. You may need to sprinkle more on for even coverage and then replace the paper and iron again.
- Peel the wax infused cotton square of the greaseproof paper and let it cool and set on a wire rack or peg it onto a line of string to dry.
- Use as you would cling-film/wrap! We recommend that you don’t use it on dairy or meat products as they may leave harmful bacteria on the wrap.