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DIY Beeswax Food Wraps with Resin and Jojoba Oil

Beeswax Food Wraps are great for storing food without using the plastic cling wrap alternative.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Yield: 4 Sets

Equipment

  • pinking shears
  • silicon sauce brush
  • cotton
  • cookie sheet
  • saucepan
  • beeswax bars
  • jojoba oil
  • pine resin
  • drying rack
  • newspaper
  • parchment paper

Materials

  • 4 1 oz Beeswax bars
  • 12 cotton squares Organic cotton is better
  • 4 tbls pine resin I used a finely powdered resin
  • 4 tbls jojoba oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
    Cut your cotton into squares using pinking shears. I used various sizes: 7 x 7 inches, 9 x 9 inches and 12 x 12 inches squares.
    If you are messy like me, you might want to scatter the floor and counters with newspapers to prevent dripping wax all over.
    In an old pot or saucepan, melt the the pine resin and jojoba oil and stir. Once that's melted you can add the beeswax. My pine resin came in powder form and mixed well.
    Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent a mess. Arrange a couple of cotton squares on the cookie sheet. Using a silicone brush, brush on the beeswax mixture to cover the entire square. Place in the oven for a few minutes for the wax to distribute evenly.
    Once out of the oven, hang the cotton squares to dry.
    They dry in a few minutes and you are ready to use it!
    Care instructions: To care for your beeswax food wax, wash in cold water with mild soap.