Beeswax Wraps. Handmade!
Beeswax Wraps. Handmade!!!!! And so easy to make!!!
Oh yes! It is easy to make them yourself. I have managed and they have replaced all other wrappings in our house. We got rid of aluminium foil a long time ago, immediately after we read reports that aluminium is found in the brains of all Alzheimer’s patients! We have rejected plastic wraps because it is plastic. The Earth has more than enough plastic rubbish without any additional waste from us!
And beeswax wraps? For them I use old cotton cloths or old linen, washed of course. We all have old tablecloths, old bed linen, old kitchen towels...
Beeswax I buy from local bee shop. neighbour the beekeeper. Next summer I will have beeswax from my own bees.
The process is easy.
You need an old glass or a can for melting the beeswax, a brush, baking paper, an iron.
Put a cloth over a sheet of baking paper. Melt the beeswax and spread it with a brush over the cloth. Cover the cloth with another sheet of baking paper and iron with a medium hot iron until all corners of the cloth are soaked in beeswax. Remove the cloth and put it to dry flat.
If you buy beeswax pellets, it is even simpler. You do not have to melt them. Put a cloth over the baking paper then just spread the pellets over it - not too many. Cover the sheet with baking paper and with a medium hot iron melt the wax into the cloth. Add more pellets if necessary.
For keeping bread I made a bag. You need to sow it before soaking it with wax.
I wrap my cheese, lettuce, sandwiches, in fact all the leftovers which I put into the fridge....
These wraps are reusable. The natural antibacterial properties will help to keep food fresh and allow repeated usage. Just wash them with lukewarm water and a little bit of detergent if necessary. If a wrap is worn just puts it between two sheets of baking paper and iron it again...
Making beeswax wraps for me is an enjoyable activity. An enjoyable activity that is helping to preserve nature and reduce rubbish.
I hope that you have also made some or are going to make a few for your household. Enjoy experimenting 😊
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