Make Your Own Reusable Food Wraps With Beeswax

Make Your Own Reusable Food Wraps With Beeswax

You can make your own food wraps with cloth and beeswax, which can be reused for up to six months and are water-resistant as well.

One Good Thing By Jillee has a full guide at the link below, but the process is pretty simple. Put unbleached muslin cloth on a baking sheet. Spread grated beeswax or beeswax pellets on it — Jill recommends a ratio of 2 tablespoons per 30cm square of fabric. Preheat your oven to 100 degrees C, pop in your sheet, and let the wax melt; it should take about five minutes. Take out the sheet and with a paintbrush, spread the melted wax all over the fabric, then leave it a cool place to dry.

You can use the food wrap to cover bowls and plates, wrap sandwiches or block of cheese, or even fold it into a container for snacks. Each wrap should last several months, and if it gets soiled, simply hand wash it in cold water (warm water will melt the wax) and allow it to air dry. If the wrap starts to lose its’ grip over time, simply repeat this process to re-wax it, and it will be good as new!

These food wraps should be more useful for transporting foods than plastic wraps that can tear easily. Plus, they are water-resistant to give you added protection. For a little investment now, these reusable wraps might end up saving more money in the long run.

DIY Reusable Food Wrap [One Good Thing By Jillee]

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