Beeswax gives the fabric a water resistant coating which helps keep food fresh while still letting it breathe,so your food won’t sweat.
These simple wrapers are not greasy, not sticky, very easy to keep clean, and easy to wash, perfect for wrapping sandwiches.
It is easy to make your own Beeswax Wrap. Simply melt the grated beeswax into cotton fabric by iron with medium-low heat and baking paper.
1. Use 100% pure and thin cotton fabric.
2. Use 12-15 grams beeswax for 25cm x 25cm size fabric, 20-25 grams for 30cm x 30cm fabric.
3. Spread the grated beeswax evenly and to the edges.
4. Never use high heat or leave the iron too long on the baking paper, as that will burn the beeswax and get black spots on the finished products.
5. If you use steam iron, use it as a dry iron (empty the water from the iron or set the iron to its dry heat setting), and always follow the iron instructions.
6. Add a button and twine to your wrap or use rubber band would be handy. As they are non-sticky beeswax wrap
7. Clean up tips for beeswax: hot water can melt the beeswax left from the grater. But DON’T pour liquid wax down your drain. It will solidify and cause severe blockage.PDF for Download / Print
No, you don't have to add any oil or resin when making beeswax wraps. Use only beeswax, your finished products will be very easy to keep clean, and to wash. Beeswax won't melt even use warm water to wash.
But, if you like the coating softer and supple, add 10% - 20% Jojoba Oil would help. We don't recomend other food oil, as the wraps will go rancid.
To add tackiness to your wraps, you can add some pine resin. The more pine resin added, the wraps behave more closely to plastic cling wrap. However, too much resin will cause the finished wraps too sticky to wash. We recomend add less than 20% resins.
From our experience, oil are easy to wash off, so they are not as durable as the one with only beeswax and pine resins.