Hey guys, so these beeswax food wraps have been all over the internet lately. Personally, I really like the idea; the price not so much. So I set out to make a DIY version. The great part of this project was that I got to do it at my parents house with Mama Morton. (I seriously miss crafting with her) So, I started with researching what is in these wraps this passed week, and I found the most common ingredients are: Beeswax, Pine Resin, and Jojoba Oil. So, first I tried several combinations of these ingredients and application methods. Here is the best combination and method that Mama Morton and I found. After I show you what I found to be the best method I’ll explain what I found with other combinations of ingredients. So, here we go.

Materials:DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

  • 100% Pure Beeswax, either grated or the pellets
    • I’m using pellets because they were on sale. Either works very well.
  • Jojoba Oil
    • 100% Pure, Make sure you have no mix ins. I bought mine off of Amazon: Here
  • Pine Resin
    • Again make sure it is 100% pure. Here is where I got mine.
  • Foil Lined, Oven Safe Sheet
  • A clothsline
    • I made mine in a doorway with twine and push pins
  • Pastry Brush
  • 100% cotton fabric cut to size
    • I did 8″ X 8″, 11″X 11″, and 14″ X 14″

Process:

DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
First, I set up the clothes line.
DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Pre-Heat your oven to 250 Degrees Fahrenheit.
(Please ignore how crooked this photo is)
DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Lightly brush the Jojoba oil onto the foil. Think greasing a pan to cook on.
DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Sprinkle the pine resin on the pan. Think salting a piece of salmon
DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Repeat with the Beeswax
DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Put in the pre-heated to melt all ingredients and mix with your pastry brush
Lay your fabric wrong side down and brush with your pastry brush to ensure it get coated. (By melting it first it helps avoid splotchy-ness in the wraps) Put it back in the oven with the fabric for 5 minutes. When it comes out hang it on your clothes line.
DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
To repeat for more fabric add about 1/2 to 3/4 the amount of each ingredients that you did for your first batch. And Repeat
DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Let them cool completely before removing and TADA you have your own food wraps! Store folded in a dry place!

Why Beeswax, Jojoba oil, AND Pine Resin

Well, Mama and I tried all combinations of these ingredients and here is what we found out.

Just Beeswax:

I had no luck with getting these to cling to what I was covering it was like a lid that didn’t fit and would just fall off. They do shape really well though.

Beeswax and Jojoba Oil:

This combination also didn’t cling well but it also left a gross residue on what I put it on.

Beeswax and Pine Resin:

These cling well, but it also left a residue and was…crunchy.

There we have it!

You can use any of the combinations that work best for you.

What fabric will you use?!

Show us pictures in the comments; we can’t wait to see them!!

-Katy

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