Within the past couple of years, beeswax wraps have gotten to be a really popular product for obvious reasons. They do the job of plastic wrap by preserving food without all the waste that the single-use plastic brings into the world. Although it’s obviously a lot cheaper to buy a plastic wrap, the environment really suffers, and since you can reuse these wraps for a long time you’ll definitely save money in the long run.
- First, start off by buying or using some already available organic cotton fabric and washing and drying it.
- Make a double boiler and put in 0.5 oz of copal resin into a glass bowl to melt over medium-high heat, which will take about 45 minutes to an hour. Copal resin is a resin from a tree so it’s totally natural!
- Then, add in 1.25 oz of beeswax and 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil into the bowl and melt that together for about 15 minutes with the resin.
- While this melts, preheat the oven to 300 F.
- On a parchment lined sheet, put the fabric down and brush it with the mixture and bake for 5 minutes.
- Brush the cloth again and bake for 3 minutes.
- Brush it a final time and hang to dry and cool and then use!