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.
- 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″
Why Beeswax, Jojoba oil, AND Pine Resin
Well, Mama and I tried all combinations of these ingredients and here is what we found out.
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?!
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