Reduce your plastic waste with these Winnie the Pooh inspired beeswax food wraps! Easy with only two ingredients.
Liquid coconut oil (jojoba oil is usually the first option)
100% cotton fabric (I used hunny pot fabric to inject a little Winnie the Pooh into our kitchen)
Grate the beeswax so you have ¼ cup.
Add to a small saucepan with 1 tsp of liquid coconut oil
Stir as you melt the mixture.
Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and place the first fabric square on top.
Spoon a little melted wax on the fabric and promptly spread with the brush.
Once covered, place the tray into your oven (100C or 212F)
Wait for the wax to melt, and brush again to ensure the wax is consistently spread.
Take the second square of fabric and place on top to absorb any excess wax. You can use this next fabric square for your next wrap.
Remove the wrap from the oven, lift the fabric from the corners and let dry on a wire rack for a few minutes.
I used Coco Earth Premium Liquid Coconut Oil from the grocery store so am unsure if other coconut oils (that turn solid when cold) would work the same way.
Saucepan, brush and wooden spoon- best to use items you won’t be using for food after. Keep them for future crafts!
Crumple your food wrap to make the sheet pliable and sticky for use.
If the sheet loses its stickiness over time, you can refresh the sheet by placing back in the oven and brushing again.