Beeswax wraps - Our favourite recipe
We live in an increasingly environmentally concious world and reducing landfill is something we can all work toward. Beeswax food wraps are the natural alternative to glad wrap (clingwrap) and are great for wrapping sandwiches!
Beeswax food wraps are becoming more and more popular, not only because they reduce plastic in landfill, but becuase they are an all natural and safe way of keeping your food coverred and fresh.
The great news is you can make these wraps at home using this simple recipe and they are a fantastic way to cost effectively make your own Christmas presents!
Simply melt these ingredients together into an old pot (make sure you don't want to use it for anything else - It'll be nearly impossible to clean). Once everything is melted, give it a good mix. Using tongs (or a clothes peg) dip the cotton into the melted mix and then remove allowing any excess to drip off.
Hang the cotton on a clothes drying rack, coat hanger or similar and allow it to set.
The beeswax wrap, once set, will hold its shape and simply by using the warmth of your hands you will be able to mould it around any container.
Tip: You can adjust the ratio of beeswax to tree resin, to make the wrap more or less sticky.
To clean the wrap simply wipe it with cold soapy water and allow to dry before storing. The beeswax food wraps if kept clean will last for around six months at which point they can be put into your compost bin for recycling!
If you'd like to have a go at making your own beeswax food wrap, the ingredients you'll need can be found on our website here.