The best beeswax wrap recipe in the world
I love making beeswax wraps - so much os that I started selling them!
But they aren't the easiest things to get right, there is a lot of add more of this and take out some of that before you get it right, so I thought I would share my recipe with you in case you wanted to give it a go yourself.
- a piece of cotton cut to 25cm to 25cm (this mix will cover this piece of fabric nicely)
- 17g beeswax
- 5g gum resin / pine resin
- 1/2 tbsp jojoba oil
You will also need a glass jar, saucepan, stirrer (I use a chopstick), oven tray, baking paper (I use silicon baking mats), a paint brush (a wider one is easier to use), a clothes line and some pegs (I use stainless steel)
- Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
- Place the baking paper on the baking tray.
- Place the beeswax, rosin and oil into the glass jar and set it into the saucepan with about 5cm of water.
- Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat. (The water should be simmering).
- Melt the contents of the jar, stirring occasionally. (The resin will take longer than the beeswax).
- When the beeswax mixture is completely melted, drizzle it over the fabric. (Be careful as it is very HOT). It will harden quite quickly.
- Place the baking tray into the pre-heated oven for a few minutes to reheat and really melt the mixture.
- Carefully remove the tray from the oven and use your brush to spread the mixture evenly over the fabric. Make sure you get all the edges and corners and be careful of little air pockets under the fabric.
- If you have any bumps and clumps, then just pop it back into the oven to melt them.
- When ready, hang your wax wrap on the clothes line with your pegs to let it set.
How to use
Beeswax wraps are great alternatives to using plastic, foil or zip lock bags. You can use them to wrap up fruit, vegetables, cheese, sandwiches, rolls or even to cover bowls or plates.
We store ours in our Tupperware draw, folded neatly in one corner because it is a cool, dry place.
To wash, use a mild detergent (I use our hand wash) in cool water and air dry. Don't use hot water otherwise the wax might melt.
Don't put them in the dishwasher, microwave or washing machine.