As promised in this article where I shared my favorite alternatives to cling wrap, here is a simple tutorial on making zero-waste beeswax wrap.
You may be surprised to find out that making zero-waste beeswax wrap is easier and cheaper than you think.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Piece of old linen or cotton fabric.
- Beeswax granulate – I got mine from greenshop.ch. It is from La droguerie écologique for about CHF45.
- Baking paper.
Measure the cloth and cut off two sheets of baking paper.
Make sure that they are larger than the cloth that you will turn into beeswax wrap.
Place the cloth on one of the sheets, and sprinkle it with beeswax granulate.
Cover it with the second sheet and iron it.
Afterwards, the granulate will dissolve and get absorbed into the sheet.
A tip: If you put too much granulate and the wax starts to fall off once cold, place another piece of cloth on the beeswax wrap, place them between two baking sheets and iron them. And the excessive wax will transfer onto the second piece of fabric.
You can use beeswax wrap sandwiches, cover bowls or plates with beeswax wrap. Please don’t use them to wrap meat or fish.
HOW TO MAKE A BEESWAX WRAP IN PICTURES
- Put the cloth in a warm oven for a few minutes. The wax will soften and spreads evenly around the cloth. Alternatively, you can place them between two pieces of baking paper and iron them.
- If the cloth needs more refreshing, sprinkle the cloth with some beeswax grains (available online or at the store that sells the wraps) before you iron it or place it in the oven.