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DIY BEESWAX WRAPS

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DIY BEESWAX WRAPS

The clingy alternative!

We’ve been using beeswax wraps in our home for a while now and we’ve never looked back. Beeswax wraps are a great natural alternative to plastic wrap. What you mightn’t know is just how uber easy these guys are to make!

Better for your family, better for our environment

They are a reusable everyday essential, from covering left overs in the kitchen to sandwiches and snacks for school or on the go. They are a must for every family.

 

How do I use them?

Move the wrap in your hand for a few seconds to warm the wax for the cloth to become soft, simply wrap around your food and and the beeswax will stick to itself or your container, sealing the food.

It is super easy to use it as a bowl cover. Just put your wrap on a bowl and press it on the sides of the bowl. 

There is no problem wrapping your food and then storing it in the fridge or even in the freezer. Just give it a few minutes when you take it out of the freezer before unwrapping. 

How to clean your wrap

Simply run under cold or lukewarm water to clean.  For items that havc left an oily residue you can use a little bit of natural dishwashing soap to clean. Rinse well under cold running water and leave to dry on a dish rack.  

How long do beeswax wraps last?

Beeswax Wraps will keep for up to 12 months if cared for properly.

You may notice with continual use after a few months that the wraps have a lot of folding marks which is completely normal. You can revive them by putting your wrap between two sheets of baking paper and ironing over for approximately 5 seconds on a medium heat.

The protective wax coating will eventually wear away over time with constant use. After their time is up, you can bury them in your backyard where they will break down quickly, leaving no wasteful trace.

  

Getting rid of single-use plastics has never been easier!

Give someone a gift that keeps on giving by making our simple DIY Beeswax Wraps.


What you need: 

  • 1 cup of beeswax
  • 1/4 cup of tree resin
  • 2 tbls jojoba oil
  • Large glass bowl or jar
  • Pot to boil water in
  • Baking Tray
  • Baking paper or aluminium foil
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Cut off bits of material in various sizes in rectangles or squares

Makes approximately 10 medium sized wraps. We got all of our supplies from the Gold Leaf Factory.

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Boil a pot of water on the stove and reduce to a simmer.
  3. Fill a large bowl or glass har with the beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil, and set the bowl/jar in the pot of water.
  4. Stir the mixture occasionally until it has completely melted in the jar. You may need to really stir the thick sticky beeswax to get it to break down.
  5. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil or baking paper.
  6. Lay out one of your pieces of fabric onto the tray and drizzle 3-4 tabelspoons of the mixture onto each piece. Using the brush spread the mixture over the wrap. Don’t stress about not coating the whole piece of material at this sate.
  7. Place tray in the oven for a couple of minutes to allow the mixture to melt further and spread into the fibres of the fabric.
  8. Take the tray out of the oven and use the brush to evenly spread the mixture, ensuring the whole piece of fabric is covered. You only need to apply the mixture to one side as it will melt through the fabric, coating it completely.
  9. Hang piece of fabric to dry.
  10. Once dry you can trim the edges if you like or leave as is for a more rustic look.

Roll the wraps up ready to use, or fold them into a cute girft bundle and secure with string and a love note.

 

 

 

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