I’m one of many, by the looks of my Instagram feed, that are making small changes to have less of an environmental impact. Some apply ‘less is more’ approach, others are paying attention to food waste, others are looking to reduce their plastic use.
Which is where the beeswax food wraps come in.
In place of cling wrap and sandwich bags, beeswax food wraps are toted as the eco-friendly alternative. But at $20-30 a set, I’m quickly learning that buying the eco-friendly lifestyle isn’t so friendly to my credit card.
So we’re going back to the days when you made things yourself because that’s what you did.
Since beeswax food wraps are my first DIY eco product, I knew I needed to look to others for guidance.
Biome and Piwakawaka Valley are two good websites with beeswax food wrap tutorials. But I wanted to know if I could make food wraps without having to shop at a speciality store just to find the ingredients in the first place.
While I can only imagine how lovely and sticky the pine resin makes the beeswax wraps, I found from the few uses of my wraps, that the mix of beeswax and liquid coconut oil did the trick. With a bit of warming from your fingers, I found the fabric sticks together and easily held itself down around a bowl.