• DIY Reusable Beeswax Wrap Recipe

    December 20, 2018 • DIY RECIPES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    You’ve been asking for ages, well it’s finally here – a reusable beeswax wrap recipe! This easy recipe uses beeswax, resin and jojoba oil, to create a pliable beeswax wrap to use in place of single use plastic cling wrap. Use them to wrap sandwiches and rolls, cover plates and bowls, leftover and much more. Find our reusable beeswax wrap recipe and links the ingredients below.

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    DIY Reusable Beeswax Wrap Recipe

    Ingredients

    • Cotton fabric cut to desired size (this recipe makes enough to approx. cover four 25cm x 25cm pieces)
    • 50g beeswax
    • 25g gum rosin (pine resin)*
    • 2 tbsp jojoba oil

    For a vegan version you can substitute candelilla wax for the beeswax, but the amount to use may take some experimenting.

    You will also need a mason jar, saucepan, spoon to stir, oven, oven tray, baking or parchment paper, a basting brush (keep this brush for this purpose only), clothes hanger for drying, pegs for hanging).

    *Gum rosin is available in a powdered form or in chunks. They are both the same. The powdered form will just dissolve faster.  Gum rosin is a brittle, crystal like, amber substance and ours is pure, food grade, ethically sourced from India.

    Method

    1. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees C.
    2. Place the beeswax, rosin and jojoba oil into a mason jar and set that mason jar into a saucepan filled with about 6cm of water. Place the saucepan onto the stove, turn to medium heat and melt the contents of the jar, stirring occasionally. Resin takes longer to melt than beeswax, so it’s best to have the heat on medium to high heat initially to speed up the process. The water in the saucepan should be simmering.
    3. Lay lay baking or parchment paper over the oven tray and place your fabric flat on top.
    4. Once the beeswax mixture has completely melted, use a spoon and drizzle the mixture evenly over the fabric.
    5. Place the tray into the pre-heated oven for about 2 minutes to reheat. This is necessary for ease of spreading in the next step.
    6. Carefully pull the oven tray out and use your basting brush to spread the mixture quite thick and evenly over the fabric. Don’t forget the edges and corners.
    7. Pop it back into the oven for a minute to ‘melt out’ and any uneven bumps or clumps.
    8. Remove from oven and hang up with pegs on a hanger to let set and dry. You will end up with a fantastic reusable food wrap with excellent gripping power.

    How To Use

    These reusable beeswax wraps are an excellent alternative to plastic cling wrap and zip lock bags. Wrap up cut up fruit and veggies, sandwiches and rolls, and cover plates and bowls.

    To store, fold neatly and keep in a cool dry place such as a kitchen drawer.

    To clean, wipe down after use with a damp cloth and allow to air dry.

    To wash, use a mild natural detergent in cool water. Pat dry with a clean tea towel and air dry. Avoid warm and hot water as it will melt the wax.

    Not suitable for the dishwasher or washing machine.

    Do not heat or microwave.

    Do not use with raw meat.

    Keep out of direct sunlight.

    Please note: as our beeswax is pure, it has a yellow tint. Keep in mind that your finished result will also have a slightly yellow tint as well. Choose fabric with colour if you wish to avoid this to a point.

    If you feel your wax are too sticky, use a little less pine resin next time.

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    Disclaimer

    As with all our DIY recipes, you can experiment to suit your preferences. Many factors can change the end result, including temperature, humidity, light, ingredient quality. Some DIYs can be amended by remelting or adding ingredients, but some cannot. Please read the whole recipe before beginning and remember to have fun!

    Biome cannot issue a refund if the DIY skin care product, DIY hair care product or DIY body care product you make using our raw DIY ingredients do not perform as you’d hoped. We will, however, offer a refund if the raw DIY ingredient packaging is broken or leaking, or the ingredient itself appears to be ‘off’.

    Before using any raw DIY ingredient for the first time, please first research that ingredient’s potential benefits as well as safety precautions and possible side effects. Check with your medical professional if you have any concerns.

    If you have severe acne, very sensitive skin, or another skin concern or health condition, we recommend seeking medical advice before using any new product on your skin, whether that be a raw ingredient, a DIY product you’ve made yourself, or a commercially formulated product.

    Please exercise caution when using essential oils. If you are pregnant or have any kind of health or skin condition, we recommend you speak to your doctor before use. Essential oils are highly concentrated liquids, so use in moderation. Pure essential oils should never be used directly on the skin and should never be ingested. When using an essential oil for the first time, do a skin patch test. Each essential oil is unique and may not be suited to everyone. Please research potential benefits as well as safety precautions before using any essential oil. Some essential oils may interfere with medication. Check with your medical professional if you have any concerns.

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