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How to make a beeswax wrap - Plastic Free July

20 Jul, 2020

Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to using single use plastic wrap and it’s an easy process you can do at home.

You can learn a new skill while helping keep our oceans plastic free.

You will need:

  • Washed cotton fabric squares
  • One cup of grated beeswax*
  • Iron
  • One piece of cardboard
  • Two sheets of grease proof paper (cut larger than fabric square)

    *We suggest using a second-hand grater and iron to be dedicated to this purpose as both items will no longer be suitable for everyday use.

Method:

  1. Lay down a sheet of cardboard and turn your iron on to medium heat.
  2. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper onto the cardboard then lay one of your cotton squares on top of this.
  3. Evenly sprinkle your beeswax over the cotton square, making sure you go all the way to the edges.
  4. Place a second sheet of greaseproof paper on top of the wax and cotton square, then iron over it.
  5. Peel back the paper to check that the wax is evenly melted. You may need to sprinkle more wax on for even coverage and then replace the paper and iron again.
  6. Hold up the fabric between the sheets of greaseproof paper and let it cool.
  7. Peel the wax infused cotton square off the greaseproof paper.
  8. Use as you would single use plastic wrap! It’s recommended that you don't use it on dairy or meat products as they may leave harmful bacteria on the wrap.