Beeswax Food Wraps

Food wraps are such an easy replacement for cling film, they’re endlessly reusable and are so simple to make. I owned a kit from Filberts of Dorset (a gift from a family member) which I highly recommend; it had all the needed ingredients, really easy to follow instructions and of course, the cutest fabric. Of course, I will share with you what was included in the kit so that you can make your own.

  • 3 Sheets of 25x25cm 100% Cotton Fabric
    Obviously you can make them whatever size you’d like, you will just need to alter the mix accordingly. I highly recommend using old fabric from clothing or bedsheets (providing they’re 100% cotton) if possible, this will reduce waste and save you money.
  • 40g Beeswax Pellets
  • 5g Pine Resin
  • Greaseproof Paper
  • Heatproof Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Metal Spoon
  • Spatula/Flat Bladed Knife
  • Baking Tray
  1. Preheat oven to approximately 80-85 degrees Celsius.
  2. Heat water (do not boil) in the saucepan and place heatproof bowl on top.
  1. Add beeswax pellets and pine resin to the heatproof bowl, stir and allow to melt (15-20 mins).
  2. Place a sheet of cotton fabric onto a greaseproof lined baking tray.
  3. One spoonful at a time, pour the wax mixture onto sheet and spread over the fabric using a spatula (it dries very quickly, that’s why I recommend doing it a spoonful at a time) until fully coated.
  1. Place baking tray in the oven for 2 minutes (this allows the mixture to spread evenly).
  2. Hold upright for a few seconds to allow them to dry.
  3. Repeat for following 2 sheets.

If sheets start to lose their texture, iron between two sheets of greaseproof on a low setting.