I just love beeswax wraps. What a great alternative to disposable, land-filling, single-use cling film! I bought one set which lasted me over 12 months (so you really do get value for money) however, I wouldn’t be The Inspired Little Pot if I didn’t try to ‘DIY’ and write up a recipe now, would I?
So, here it is in all its simple, cost-effective and empowering glory.
It makes the perfect ‘green’ kitchen companion and is also a gorgeous gift to give!
Make sure you read the ENTIRE recipe before starting, as well as the notes. I have done the hard yards (you should see how much beeswax I had to get off my ironing board, iron and floor!!) so if you prepare yourself properly, you should have 100% success the first time!
Makes: enough for 1 wrap Prep time: < 10 min.
A tight-weave fabric of choice
2 tbsp beeswax (approx.)
Extra equipment required…
Baking paper – 2 large pieces (I use these sheets)
- Measure fabric and cut using pinking shears – this minimises fraying of edges.
- Lay down a large sheet of baking paper and place fabric on top. Add beeswax to the centre of the fabric.
a secondsheet of baking paper on top, and iron (on low setting) with gentle pressure, pushing melted wax towards the outer edges.
- Continue until all of the fabric has been saturated with beeswax.
- If required, lift
bakingpaper and sprinkle on more beeswax, and continue ironing.
- Before removing the baking paper, it is important to make sure the entire piece of fabric is evenly coated with beeswax and still hot. Quickly lift the top piece of baking paper off, then grab two corners of fabric and remove from the bottom sheet of baking paper.
- Hold up the coated fabric for 5-10 seconds, or until dry.
Wrap gifts and secure with ribbon or twine. For food use, warm wrap between hands and mould over bowls of leftover food, sandwiches or cut fruit. Avoid using
- Make sure your baking paper is larger than your fabric square. The amount of beeswax in this recipe should cover fabric approximately 30 x 30 cm | 12″ x 12″ in size.
- These covers are not watertight or airtight. They are perfect for covering leftovers or pieces of cut fruit and veg.
- DO NOT cover raw meat.
- Properly cared for, these wraps will last 6-12 months. When the beeswax looks like it is starting to flake, it is time to make some more, or for an even more sustainable option, repeat the process above and bring them back to life!
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