Homemade Beeswax Wraps for Food Storage

Homemade Beeswax Wraps for Food Storage

Beeswax wraps are a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. These wraps are made from beeswax, tree resin, and jojoba oil, which work together to create a natural barrier that keeps food fresh. In this article, we will show you how to make your own beeswax wraps at home, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint.

Materials Needed

  • Beeswax pellets or blocks
  • 100% cotton fabric (we recommend using organic cotton)
  • Parchment paper
  • A paintbrush
  • A double boiler or a heatproof bowl and pot
  • Scissors
  • A ruler
  • A iron

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Cut your cotton fabric into the desired size. We recommend using squares or rectangles that are around 10-12 inches.
  2. Lay the fabric on a piece of parchment paper.
  3. In a double boiler or heatproof bowl and pot, melt the beeswax pellets or blocks.
  4. Once the beeswax is fully melted, use a paintbrush to paint a thin layer of beeswax onto the cotton fabric.
  5. Carefully fold the parchment paper in half, pressing the fabric together.
  6. Use a hot iron to press down on the folded fabric, melting the beeswax and sealing the fabric together.
  7. Allow the wraps to cool and harden completely before using.

How to Use

  1. Use the wraps to cover bowls, sandwiches, fruits, and vegetables.
  2. The wraps will conform to the shape of the food, creating a seal.
  3. The beeswax wraps can be washed with cold water and mild soap. Avoid using hot water, as it can melt the beeswax.
  4. The wraps can be reused for up to a year.


Making your own beeswax wraps is a simple and easy way to reduce your plastic consumption and switch to a more sustainable option. Not only do they work just as well as plastic wrap, but they also have the added bonus of being all-natural and biodegradable. So next time you're looking for a way to store your food, give homemade beeswax wraps a try!

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