DIY Beeswax Wraps
Making your own DIY beeswax wraps couldn’t be easier. It is an especially good way of using up old cotton fabric remnants. No special equipment is needed; in fact you can do the process with only three things. Cotton fabric, beeswax and a heat source; either an iron or oven at low heat.
Where To Buy Beeswax
Ebay and Amazon have a lot of beeswax blocks for sale. You can choose your quantity. I bought my block from Live Moor. It came really quickly and postage is free.
Measure the pots and pans you usually use to get an idea of the size of wrap that would be most useful.
Cut your fabric squares. Don’t forget you will want to fold the edges over so cut them a bit bigger than your bowl/container. If you have them use pinking shears to prevent the fabric fraying.
Before you apply the beeswax iron your fabric squares flat.
Lay a sheet of greaseproof paper on an old baking tray.
Place your fabric square on top of the greaseproof paper.
If you are using beeswax pellets you can miss out this step! Grate your beeswax. I like to use the smallest grate size.
Evenly cover the surface of your fabric square. Don’t leave any gaps to make sure you get an even coverage.
Iron: Lay another layer of greaseproof paper on top to protect your iron. Without using steam iron your beeswax fabric until the beeswax has melted.
Oven: Put the beeswax coated fabric into the oven for 5-6 minutes until the beeswax has melted.
What you’re looking for!
Once melted the fabric should appear soaked. Let it dry before repeating the process on the other side.
Your wraps are now ready to use.
Do not put in the washing machine!
Hand wash in warm soapy water and line dry/leave to dry.
Your wraps should be usable for about a year before the wax deteriorates. Once you have finished with them throw them on a compost heap. Haven’t got a compost heap? Read about starting one.
No time to make your own beeswax wraps but want to use less plastic cling film? Buy your wraps here at Eco Infinity.