Environmentally friendly and popular Beeswax wraps, which extends the shelf life of fresh produce, etc. People love it. You can even make it at home without buying a new one. Before that, aren't you curious about the reasons why it's popular despite not being cheap? Beeswax wraps is packed with many 'good' things.
Hot trend! Beeswax wrap
Beeswax wraps are currently trending. In recent times when attention is drawn to news about global warming and environmental protection, reusable Beeswax wraps have become popular. Beeswax wraps are also known by other names such as Beeswax-coated cloth or Beeswax pouches. When they get dirty, you can simply wash them with cold water and a soft sponge, then air dry them until all the Beeswax coating is gone, and they can be used as regular cloth afterwords . They are packed with such appealing features.
Beeswax wraps are adorable!
Unlike transparent film, they come in cute patterns that brighten up the kitchen, making some people use them with a focus on kitchen interior design. Beeswax wraps have a high level of design appeal, and they not only wrap food but can also be used for serving trays or bread storage, adding a decorative touch to the table.
Beeswax wraps have an antibacterial effect
Due to the antimicrobial properties of beeswax, they help preserve the freshness of food a little longer than regular film wraps. They can slow down the oxidation and spoilage of food, making them particularly valuable during the summer months.
Beeswax wraps are adjustable
You can easily cut them with scissors to fit your regular dishes or containers. It's also possible to make larger Beeswax wraps and then cut them to the size you need at the moment.
Beeswax wraps are environmentally friendly
Made from natural materials, they help reduce unnecessary waste and do not contribute to environmental burden as they are not disposable. Since they are free from chemicals and synthetic substances, they are favored by those who want to avoid synthetic additives.
How to make Beeswax wraps
Making Beeswax wraps is easy with materials you can find at home, except for the fabric and beeswax. For this project, I used leftover fabric from the discount store and 100% unbleached beeswax.
Using unbleached, yellow beeswax adds a retro feel to the leftover fabric, making it quite stylish. If you want to showcase the design of the fabric, I recommend using bleached white beeswax. Yellow beeswax is slightly cheaper and can be easily found in holistic shops and other places.
22g of yellow beeswax
Scrap fabric (I used a piece measuring 30cm x 40cm)
Parchment paper (cooking sheet)
Step 1: Cut a piece of parchment paper slightly larger than the fabric and place it under the fabric.
Step 2: Sprinkle the beeswax evenly over the parchment paper and fabric.
Step 3: Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the setup from Step 2.
Step 4: Use the iron to apply even heat over the top parchment paper, melting the beeswax and allowing it to penetrate into the fabric. You may need to keep the iron on the fabric longer than usual to ensure proper penetration. The more heat you apply, the better the beeswax will infuse into the fabric.
Step 5: Once it's slightly dry, remove the top parchment paper.
Step 6: From here, start adjusting the fabric edges. Leave the bottom parchment paper in place and use scissors to trim any uneven edges, loose threads, or make size adjustments by cutting along with the bottom parchment paper.
Step 7: Once you finish cutting the fabric, remove the bottom parchment paper and let the Beeswax wraps air dry.
Beeswax wraps become soft and slightly adhesive when warmed by the heat of your hands, allowing them to fit tightly around objects.
In addition to food storage, Beeswax wraps can also be used for bakery items and sweets due to their sturdy fabric.
Please refrain from using if you have allergies to honey.