DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

It seems we’re all looking for ways to cut down on unnecessary expenses and reduce waste. These all-natural beeswax food wraps are the perfect addition to any kitchen. They make storing leftover foods, sauces, pre-made drinks, or open jars easy (and fun!)

Next time you’re in a craft store, pick up these few simple ingredients to make them yourself:

  • 100% cotton fabric of your choice (fat quarters are perfect)
  • 1.5 oz beeswax – sold in store
  • 0.35 oz pine resin
  • 2 tbsp. organic jojoba oil
  • parchment paper
  • paint brush
  • baking sheet

Start by cutting your fabric into shapes and sizes of your choice. You might want to make a variety of sizes for different sized containers. We opted for square-shaped sheets of different sizes to make them easy to fold and store.

Next, melt your beeswax, resin, and jojoba oil using a double boiler on the store. Place your ingredients in a saucepan with a little bit of water over a low heat and place a large heat resistant bowl over top of the saucepan. Allow the heat to slowly melt the ingredients, stirring constantly until fully combined. Be sure to melt the ingredients slowly and at a low heat- this process should take 20 minutes or so.

Heat your oven to 300 degrees and spread one piece of your fabric over a baking sheet. Using your paint brush, brush your melted wax mixture over the fabric until it is completely covered. Put into the oven for 2-3 minutes.

If you notice dry spots on the fabric afterwards, add more of the wax mixture and put the wrap back into the oven.

Check out this video for visual instructions and a slightly different method for melting the wax!

Peel your wrap off of the baking sheet and hang to dry. Within minutes, your wraps are ready to use! Enjoy!

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