🌿MAKE YOUR OWN BEESWAX WRAP🌿
Wax wraps are an amazing way to stop using cling film in your kitchen. Cling film, why is it so bad? This seemingly innocuous food wrap, so good at keeping our food fresh and our leftovers protected in the fridge, is actually a very big contributor to the plastic pollution crisis we are facing today.
This is because cling film is extremely difficult to recycle (most councils in the UK do not offer recycling facilities for it, and this is true for most countries in the world), and on top of it it's manufactured from potentially harmful chemical elements, especially as they break down in the environment.
So why not try and make your own eco-friendly beeswax wraps?
You will need:
- Beeswax that is locally and organically made in the UK
- Jojoba oil
- Pine resin, either grated or in pellets
How to make beeswax wraps at home:
1. Sprinkle all ingredients on a piece of cotton cloth, making sure to distribute them evenly.
2. Put your cotton cloth in the oven until the wax is completely melted and absorbed by the cotton.
3. Leave to dry by hanging it on a drying line, just make sure there is no excess wax dripping on furniture or the floor. It's a good idea to put some used newspapers sheets on the floor for precaution.
4. When it's cold, it's ready to be used to cover bowls of food, wrapped around vegetables and fruit, as sandwich or snack bags or to protect your fresh bread.
And if you are too busy to make your own, check out our collection of food wraps on the site!