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Easy DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

These beeswax wraps are a biodegradable replacement for plastic wrap. They are great for covering leftovers, holding snacks on the go, and general food storage. The best part? They are 100% compostable and can be made vegan by simply using your favourite vegan friendly wax instead. We love that these can be completely personalized to individual tastes and needs.

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Beeswax Wraps

These wraps can last for 3 months to a year, depending on care and use. They can be washed with cold water and a gentle soap. Keep away from heat to prevent melting, and do not microwave. Compost when your wrap is not holding form and appears generally worn out.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Beeswax (grated or pellet form)
  • 100% Cotton Fabric We love reusing fabric from old clothing

Instructions

  1. Cut fabric to desired size, making sure to leave some extra space for wrapping around food and containers.

  2. Preheat oven to 200F. Place cotton cloth in a baking tray and sprinkle beeswax evenly on fabric, making sure the wax reaches the edges.

  3. Place in oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the wax has completely melted.

  4. Take tray out of oven, and using a spoon, spread wax around evenly on the cotton. The cloth should be completely saturated. If not, add more beeswax and place back in oven.

  5. When your cloth is soaked through, take it out of your tray and hang to dry until the beeswax is no longer wet, approximately 5 minutes.

  6. You will know you have used enough wax if your wrap sticks together when folded and doesn’t spring back. If it doesn’t, repeat previous steps until it does.

Recipe Notes

We used approximately 1 Tbsp of Beeswax for one 8” by 11” sheet. You may need more or less depending on the thickness of your fabric.

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