Actually, reusable beeswax wraps save you a good amount of money if you calculate your year-long plastic bag expenditure. The toll that we are exerting on the environment is completely another issue in this respect.
So, adopting an eco-friendly choice in the beeswax wraps is nothing new. But your inner Einstein might wake up one day and want to try out the steps into making these wraps all by yourself. We are here to ensure your smooth journey to the land of bee’s wraps. Here goes the comprehensive guideline to make your own kitchen products.
Ingredient requirements per see:
- Beeswax beads or beeswax pellets,
- 100% cotton fabric,
- Pine resin,
- Jojoba oil,
- Parchment paper,
- Pinking shears or scissors,
Now, let’s dive into the core process without further ado.
A) At first, cut the fabric into your required shape and size with pinking shears. For a pro tips, you may want to wrap the fabric around the kitchen utensils and take a proper measurement before cutting it.
B) You need to wash and dry the piece of cloth before making use of it. Set the fabric in the middle of two parchment papers.
C) You will need to smash the pine resin to turn it into powder. Put it inside a paper bag and batter with a kitchen hammer.
D) Get 1 tsp of pine resin, 2 tsp of beeswax beads and ¼ tsp of jojoba oil for each 6″/6″ piece of wrap.
E) Beeswax beads may come in the form of a soap bar. You can use a grater to slice it into tiny pieces and evenly distribute about 2 tsp on top of the fabric. Then spread out 1 tsp of pine resin on top in a careful manner. Disburse a few drops of jojoba oil as well.
F) Get your iron in the hottest setting and press it against the parchment paper. So, the heat reaches the fabric as well as the mixture but your iron does not become dirty.
G) As you continue pressing the iron, you are going to easily identify that the wrap is turning darker from a whitish look because of the melting mixture. The mixture will evenly spread out on the cloth
H) Open up the baking sheet and pick up the wrap using hands or a tong. Then move it back and forth for the sake of air drying. Or you can hang it somewhere in the open air.
I) After drying it properly, you are ready to use your homemade beeswax wrap. You can check out our other blogs to find out how to use beeswax wraps.