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How to make beeswax wraps

Materials required:

  • 100% cotton material (use fabric scraps, old duvet covers or Hobbycraft sell bundles of fabric fat quarters here)

  • sustainably sourced beeswax (pure or cosmetic grade)

  • grater

  • baking paper

  • iron

  • scissors


1. Cut your cotton fabric into the desired shape and size.  I recommend 18cm x 30cm for small and 25cm x 46cm for medium wraps.  Lie the fabric flat on a sheet of baking paper on top of a heat-resistant surface.

2. Grate a thin, even layer of beeswax over the cotton. If you're using beeswax pellets, sprinkle on a thin layer. Cover the beeswax with another piece of baking paper. 

3. Heat an empty iron on a low setting, or to around 150°C. Gently iron over the top sheet of baking paper to melt the beeswax into the cotton and use it to gently push the wax to the edges. 

4. Leave the wrap to cool then peel it off the paper. Remove any excess wax left on the paper or clinging to the edges of the wrap and use it to make another.

5. To use, simply use the warmth of your hands and press the wrap into shop around your food.  When washing, cold water and eco-friendly soap are your keys to long-lasting wraps. If unsoiled, simply fold and put away.  beeswax wraps tend to last for approximately one year, after which you can refresh them with more beeswax or if use is completely exhausted then can be home composted.

Abeego beeswax food wraps

Or if your not the crafty type or would just prefer some ready done wraps, you can shop the Abeego wraps on our website- Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps- 3 pack – TheEcoFriendlyLivingCo.

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