DIY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP KIT

$49.95 

  • DIY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP KIT
  • DIY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP KIT
  • DIY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP KIT
  • DIY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP KIT
  • DIY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP KIT

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Say goodbye to plastic wrap and make your own eco friendly beeswax wraps to keep your food fresh! 

Each DIY kit will make up to 8 beeswax wraps depending on size and technique. This is essentially a melt and pour kit as the hard work has been done for you. The organic beeswax, organic Jojoba oil and tree resin have been combined in their correct quantities, melted and poured into (heart shaped) blocks for your ease of use. 

This kit includes:

3 x blocks of pre made wax mixture (the perfect blend of certified organic beeswax, certified organic jojoba oil, and tree resin). Approx. 180g of mixture in total.

1 x large piece of 100% certified organic cotton (random print) large enough to make up to 8 wraps. We have included one large piece of fabric so you are able to decide how many wraps you would like to make and what size/s you would like them to be. 

1 x Pastry Brush (for painting/spreading melted wax mixture evenly onto your wraps).

You will likely have spare wraps which you can share or give away as beautiful handmade gifts. 

All you need is some baking paper, an iron OR baking tray OR double boiler (if you do not have a double boiler you can use a glass jar or glass or metal jug (which can handle heat) in a saucepan of water or google alternatives for double boiler).

There are three options to make your wraps.

Option one: Melt wax mix in double boiler and bake wrap in oven (if you do not have a double boiler you can use a glass jar or glass or metal jug (which can handle heat) in a saucepan of water or google alternatives for double boiler). Take extreme care to not touch hot surfaces or be scolded by hot water or steam! 

1. Cut your fabric into desired sizes (it is easiest to stick to sizes that will easily fit onto baking paper or into your baking tray). You may choose to use pinking shears to prevent the edges fraying but normal scissors are fine.   

2. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a reusable silicone mat larger than the piece of fabric you are using.

3. Place fabric onto baking paper or reusable silicone mat on baking tray

4. Heat oven to approx. 180 degrees celsius

4. Melt beeswax mix in double boiler or suitable double boiler alternative. 

5. Drizzle melted was mix onto fabric. Less is more. You can always add more if needed but making the mixture too thick on the fabric can lead to cracking. 

6. Using the pastry brush, spread the wax mixture to a thin even layer over the fabric. Be sure to brush the wax over the edges of the fabric. It's OK if the mixture starts to set during this process. It will melt and spread once you place it in the oven.

7. Place baking tray with wrap into the oven for a couple of minutes to allow the mixture to melt further and absorb into the fibres of the fabric so both sides of the fabric are fully covered in wax mixture.

8. Using oven mitts remove tray from oven. You may wish run your brush over the wrap again once it comes our of the oven for a more even finish. You can also brush any excess mixture of the wrap onto the surrounding baking paper.

9. Once you are happy with the coverage of wax mixture on your wrap, remove it from the baking tray and either hang to dry or just hold the wax wrap up until it feels touch dry. Be careful in case any excess wax mixture drips from the wrap. 

10. Your beeswax wrap is now ready to be stored and used. You now have a wonderful, sustainable alternative to plastic wrap.

Use the heat of your hands to seal wrap to container or bowl or to itself. To clean your wrap run under cool water. You may use a mild natural detergent if required. Do not use hot water as this will melt the wax mixture off your wrap. Do not use wrap on raw meats due to not being able to clean with hot water. Wraps should last up to 12 months with regular use. If your wrap begins to look or feel tired you can apply more wax mixture to renew it and continue use.

Option two: Grate wax mix onto fabric and bake wrap in oven (very similar to option 1). 

1. Cut your fabric into desired sizes (it is easiest to stick to sizes that will easily fit onto baking paper or into your baking tray). You may choose to use pinking shears to prevent the edges fraying but normal scissors are fine.   

2. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a reusable silicone mat larger than the piece of fabric you are using.

3. Place fabric onto baking paper or reusable silicone mat on baking tray

4. Heat oven to approx. 180 degrees celsius

5. Grate wax mix 

6. Sprinkle grated wax mix over fabric until you have a light even cover. Less is more. You can always add more if needed but making the mixture too thick on the fabric can lead to cracking.

7. Place baking tray with wrap into the oven for a couple of minutes to allow the mixture to melt further and absorb into the fibres of the fabric so both sides of the fabric are fully covered in wax mixture.

8. Using oven mitts remove tray from oven.

9. Using the pastry brush, spread the wax mixture to a thin even layer over the fabric. Be sure to brush the wax over the edges of the fabric. You can also brush any excess mixture of the wrap onto the surrounding baking paper.

10. Once you are happy with the coverage of wax mixture on your wrap, remove it from the baking tray and either hang to dry or just hold the wax wrap up until it feels touch dry. Be careful in case any excess wax mixture drips from the wrap. 

11. Your beeswax wrap is now ready to be stored and used. You now have a wonderful, sustainable alternative to plastic wrap.

Use the heat of your hands to seal wrap to container or bowl or to itself. To clean your wrap run under cool water. You may use a mild natural detergent if required. Do not use hot water as this will melt the wax mixture off your wrap. Do not use wrap on raw meats due to not being able to clean with hot water. Wraps should last up to 12 months with regular use. If your wrap begins to look or feel tired you can apply more wax mixture to renew it and continue use.

Option 3: Grate wax mixture onto fabric and melt with iron.

1. Cut your fabric into desired sizes (it is easiest to stick to sizes that will easily fit onto baking paper). You may choose to use pinking shears to prevent the edges fraying but normal scissors are fine.  

2. Lay an old towel (or anything else you feel would work well) over your ironing board to protect it from any wax drips.

3. Cut two pieces of baking paper a good amount larger than your piece of fabric.

4. Grate beeswax wax mixture. 

5. Lay one piece of baking paper on your ironing board (on the towel) and lay your fabric on top of the baking paper (with a good border of baking paper around your piece of fabric to collect any excess wax mix).

6. Sprinkle grated wax mix over fabric until you have a light even cover. Less is more. You can always add more if needed but making the mixture too thick on the fabric can lead to cracking. Too much wax mix can also lead to MESS!

7. Place second piece of baking paper over your fabric and wax mix. 

8. Iron over the top sheet of baking paper until the wax mix melts into the fabric (this won't take very long). Try and make sure the wax mix is evenly covering the fabric and goes right to the edges. You may wish to use the pastry brush to even out the wax mix or to brush any excess off onto the surrounding baking paper. 

10. Once you are happy with the coverage of wax mixture on your wrap, remove it from between the baking paper and either hang to dry or just hold the wax wrap up until it feels touch dry. Be careful in case any excess wax mixture drips from the wrap. 

11. Your beeswax wrap is now ready to be stored and used. You now have a wonderful, sustainable alternative to plastic wrap.

Use the heat of your hands to seal wrap to container or bowl or to itself. To clean your wrap run under cool water. You may use a mild natural detergent if required. Do not use hot water as this will melt the wax mixture off your wrap. Do not use wrap on raw meats due to not being able to clean with hot water. Wraps should last up to 12 months with regular use. If your wrap begins to look or feel tired you can apply more wax mixture to renew it and continue use.

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