Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Wraps and Forget About Plastic Wrap!

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.

Recipe

  1. First, start off by buying or using some already available organic cotton fabric and washing and drying it.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. While this melts, preheat the oven to 300 F.
  5. On a parchment lined sheet, put the fabric down and brush it with the mixture and bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Brush the cloth again and bake for 3 minutes.
  7. Brush it a final time and hang to dry and cool and then use!