How to Make Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

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You may have seen beeswax wraps in stores recently. These brightly colored strips of fabric promise to keep food fresh in the fridge and provide an alternative for plastic bags and plastic wrap when packing a lunch. However, they can also be pricey. NORA Best Life takes a look at the instructions you need to easily make these wraps at home. Reusable, eco-friendly, and good for your wallet? These beeswax wraps are sure to be a hit.

Instructions for Homemade Beeswax Wraps

First, you’ll need to gather supplies. You’ll need cotton fabric, beeswax pellets, parchment paper, scissors, and a baking sheet. Hangers and binder clips can also be helpful as your wraps are drying, and you’ll also want a brush to help you apply the beeswax to the fabric.

Making these wraps couldn’t be easier. Simply place your fabric on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle the beeswax pellets on, and set the sheet in a 200-degree oven. When the beeswax has melted, brush it on, then allow to dry thoroughly before use.

Find full directions on Good Housekeeping’s post “How to Make DIY Beeswax Food Wraps for a Plastic-Free Kitchen.”

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