Make your own beeswax wraps

Published on 02 April 2020

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Want to get more environmentally sustainable and save money too? One easy way is to learn how to make your own beeswax wraps.

Beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to single use plastics like cling-wrap. They are safe, reusable, cheap to make and fun!

They are made by infusing cloth with beeswax. They are waterproof but breathable, allowing food to stay fresh for longer. The addition of coconut oil and pine resin helps them stick and hold their shape, making it easy to wrap food.

Making your own beeswax wraps is also great opportunity to give new life to old or damaged fabric. You may be able to find fabrics around the house that can be used, like an old sheet or doona cover that can be cut up and repurposed.

Beeswax wraps can be used to:

  • wrap the ends of cut fruit and vegetables to keep them fresh
  • cover dishes, bowls and jars
  • cover cheese, baked goods and other food
  • wrap sandwiches
  • store and transport snacks.

Learn how to make your own with our instructions:

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