Beeswax wraps is a practical item that can replace cling film that has been popular in the United States last year. It is made of natural beeswax and 100% cotton cloth. You can keep fresh and pack fruits. Convenient and practical, with natural materials, easy to shape, and convenient to make, it helps to build a zero-waste refrigerator and is a good way to leave a green house.
The market price of such a practical beeswax wraps is not very cheap. So this issue will introduce you how to make beeswax cloth.
Homemade beeswax wraps tutorial
The materials needed for homemade beeswax cloth are: beeswax (not replaceable), jojoba oil (has antiseptic effect), 100% cotton cloth (can be determined according to personal preference, in principle, it should not be too thick, so that it is easy to shape. Glued organic cotton cloth is the best choice)
The tools needed are: small brush, clamp, baking pan & oven (or pan, iron, etc., pay attention to control the temperature)
STEP1: Find a piece of 100% cotton cloth, and cut the shape according to the purpose (such as: round, used to cover bowls; square, used to make snack bags)
STEP2: Put the cut cloth on the baking tray, and evenly sprinkle the beeswax particles on the cloth (if you buy a whole piece of beeswax, use a tool to cut it into small pieces or filaments), and preheat the oven To 200 degrees Fahrenheit (about 93 degrees Celsius)
STEP3: Put the baking tray into the oven and wait for 5-10 minutes until the beeswax melts.
STEP4: Take out the baking tray, sprinkle a few drops of jojoba oil on the cloth, and evenly brush the melted beeswax and jojoba oil on the cloth with a brush (this step must be fast to prevent the beeswax from solidifying).
STEP5: Put it back in the oven again, wait 3-5 minutes, take it out, and dry (don't shake the cloth at this time). After drying, the homemade beeswax cloth is complete!
Use of beeswax wraps
Put the cloth on the mouth of the container and press the cloth on the mouth to form a lid with the temperature of your hand. It can save leftovers, fruits can be wrapped, and cheese, nuts, and vegetables can also be wrapped in beeswax cloth. Sew beeswax cloth into pockets, which can also be used to hold snacks!