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Beeswax Wrap | Make Your Own Non-plastic Wrap


  • Beeswax
  • A heat-proof container to melt the beeswax
  • Fabric cut to any size, like 8″ X 8″ or 12″ X 12″, in the thinnest, tightest weave material you can find (tightly woven muslin is ideal)
  • Tongs or chopsticks


Place enough beeswax in your heat-proof container so that, once melted, there will be about a half-inch of melted wax in the pan. Place the container over very low heat on the stovetop and allow it to slowly melt. Once it has all melted, carefully place a piece of fabric inside of the wax, making sure that it’s thoroughly coated. Then, lift it out and let the liquid wax drip off until the wax has cooled, typically just a minute or two. Once the wax has hardened, set it aside to cool completely, then re-dip the edges or any spots that were missed, if necessary.

To use it, cover or wrap your item, using the warmth of your hands to slightly soften the beeswax, and then press and seal the wrap into place. You can re-use it by washing with cold water (hot will melt the wax) and a small amount of dish soap. Let it dry completely before using.

Submitted by: Amala


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This recipe was submitted in response to the GreenFriends 3 Step Plastic Challenge.