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Beeswax Wraps

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!

You’ll need:

      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

Method:

  1.   Lay down your towel and turn on the iron to heat it up.
  2.   Place a few sheets of greaseproof paper onto the towel then lay one of your cotton squares on top of this.  
  3. Evenly sprinkle your beeswax over the cotton square, ensuring that you go to the edges.
  4. Place a few more sheets of greaseproof paper back on top of the wax and cotton square and then iron over it.  
  5. 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.  
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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