If you’re considering making some beeswax wraps DIY-style, you totally should. Most people eat snacks, fruit or vegetables and then just cover them up using plastic cling wrap or zip-lock bags. While this might seem like a simple option, the impact on our environment is significant,and the health implications of using a plastic product with your food can be extreme. Make the right decision for your health and the environment by considering a DIY beeswax food wrap instead. These remarkable food covers are simple to make, completely effective and 100% reusable.
Beeswax food wraps are becoming incredibly popular due to the numerous benefits they present. The wraps are super clingy and able to cover all food (except for raw meat!) and are far superior to simple plastic wraps or zip-lock bags. The wraps are alsonaturally anti-bacterial and 100% chemical-free and good for your health, leaving your food exactly as it should be: fresh and hygienic. Once you’ve wrapped something and want to reuse the fabric, just wash in cool water with soap and hang to dry; it’s that easy.
How to Do It Yourself?
What’s better though is that you can also make DIY beeswax wraps! Whether for use around the house, as a lovely gift for family and friends, or as a fun activity for your kids, making your own beeswax food covers couldn’t be easier with a DIY-kit!
The best beeswax DIYkits are made with 3 ingredients: beeswax, natural pine resin and jojoba oil. Simply find the fabrics you want to use along with your preblended DIYbeeswax kit, then grate the wax onto your fabricand iron on a low setting without stream. Ofcourse using baking paper will make clean up a breeze. The choice of fabric is entirely up to you, though we do recommend 100% cotton (quilters weight or poplin) for best results.
The best part of about these wraps is you can make them in any size, from 15cm squares to tea towel-sized and beyond. All the hard work has been done for you and you don’t have to mix all the ingredients yourself as this is a very messy and expensive job and it’s difficult to get the ratio of ingredients correct.
If you are making them yourself, it’s important to consider the amount of wax you need for your choice of fabric. However, beeswax will keep for a long time, so don’t worry about over ordering!
Choose Eco-Friendly Alternatives
Just because you’ve made it yourself, doesn’t mean it’s any less effective. In fact, a lot of people take great pride and satisfaction from making their own beeswax food wraps. These easy-to-make food covers are ideal for a whole range of foods including nuts, fruit, vegetable, cheeses, baked goods; even just your dinner leftovers. And most importantly, they’ll save you money, meaning you won’t have to buy cling wrap or zip-lock bags at the supermarket anymore!
Do your bit for our environment and take control of your food storage. Plastic covers contain harmful chemicals that can seep into food, whereas beeswax wraps are 100% natural and 100% effective. If you’re interested, beeswax wraps DIY-style are just as effective as store-bought ones and much more fun. Find some today!