Trying to cut down on plastic? Or maybe you want to aim for a zero waste kitchen? This DIY beeswax wrap tutorial is for you.
optional, but will make your wrap stickier
organic cotton fabric
Wash and dry your fabric.
With pinking shears, cut the fabric into various sizes. For sandwiches and snacks, I have found that a 12x12" square works well. For jars and bowls, I like to use circular wraps in various sizes.
Preheat the oven to 250ºF. Lay the fabric on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle liberally with wax beads (I used about 1/3 cup wax per 12" piece of fabric).
Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until wax is completely melted. Use a food-safe brush to spread the wax evenly over the fabric and coat any missed areas.
Remove fabric from the tray and lay it on a clean piece of parchment. Let cool completely before using.
To clean, rinse wraps in cool water and gently wash using diluted dish soap.
To make your beeswax wrap stick, rub it with you fingers until the wax starts to soften. Wrap your item with the bees wrap, then press down until the wax adheres to the other surface.