There’s a lot of tutorials for making beeswax wraps which is absolutely wonderful. I love seeing people switching to sustainable solutions so I thought we’d share the method we use to make ours.
This method eliminates the need to grate beeswax.
What you'll need
- 100% cotton fabric (light shades work best)
- Beeswax sheets
- Baking paper
- Baking tray
How to make them
- Pre-wash your fabric, once it’s dry cut the shapes you wish to make into wraps. Iron if really wrinkled.
- Preheat the oven to 100°c and line your tray with baking paper.
- Put your fabric on the lined tray. Cut the beeswax into strips and then cut those strips into smaller rough rectangles or squares or alternatively tear your wax sheet into small pieces.
- Scatter some of your beeswax pieces evenly on the fabric. Put it in the oven just until the wax has melted then take it out. If you leave it in too long the colours in your fabric can bleed from the heat.
- Give it a second and then hold the fabric up by the top and let the excess drip off, you can turn it as it drips if you’d like. It will dry fairly quickly while you’re holding it, then lay flat while you make your next one. You will be able to reuse the wax that the baking paper catches. Just put your next fabric straight on top of it. Sometimes we add jojoba oil.
Note: If you wish to make a circle one for bowls etc just place your bowl or whatever you’d like to be able to cover down on your fabric (right side down) and trace a line further out giving enough room to be able to cover the top and sides of the object.
Beeswax is naturally antibacterial so to clean them all you need to do is rinse them with cool water and a mild eco dish soap. Jojoba oil also has antibacterial properties.