Beeswax Wraps * This slow living is turning me into Barbara from the Good Life. Much to to my husbands dislike, it means I can most often be found in a pair of dungarees or an oversized smock! However as I’m completely useless at cooking and cleaning, my best bet is to stick to crafting. Homemade Beeswax Wraps are right up my street – simple to make but will help you to eliminate plastic waste in your house.
My dear mum tested out a few different methods for this as she’s way better at this stuff than me and I followed her advice. I can’t lie, I did dabble with a few of the more simple ideas but she was right (of course!) and this version is actually the best. Before you start, cut your fabric – you’ll want circles to place over bowls/jars and large squares for wrapping food. Use pinking shears if you can. I simply melted beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil in a bowl over a saucepan (2 parts beeswax, 1 part pine resin and a tsp or 2 of jojoba oil). Get your work surface ready- I had a sheet of cardboard with an old towel folded on top. Put a layer of baking parchment down and then place your fabric.
All you need to do is paint your melted mix into your fabric. Obviously it dries immediately but just carry on and make sure you fabric is covered. Next, place another sheet of baking parchment over the top and iron it (on the highest heat) to evenly spread the wax. The next bit needs to be quick – grab the wrap and waft it for a few seconds until it dries. And that’s it! 10 minutes in the kitchen and no excuses for clingfilm any more.