Eco-friendly reusable wraps for food. Cotton cloth is coated with a pre-mixed blend of beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba/coconut oils
There are many DIY tutorials on line and even one here on CO+K. My preferred tutorial is from Mountain Rose Herbs.
I used meltable bars that contain all the necessary ingredients, pre-combined in the right proportions. The two sellers I have used are:
• Jenny Joy's Handmade Soap (who also include some wonderful and very effective hand salve to help keep the wax off your fingers) https://www.jennyjoyssoap.com/
• Kentucky Home--Our Essential Living https://ouressentialliving.com/product/diy-beeswax-food-wraps-pre-mixed-bar-beeswrap-diy-recipe.
You Will Need
Read the Mountain Rose Herbs tutorial
to understand all the finer points, how to care for your wraps, and more.
Wash and iron fabric, and cut to desired sizes.
Preheat oven to 300° F.
Melt wax blend in a double boiler.
Lay a piece of fabric on parchment-covered baking tray.
Paint wax onto fabric.
Place tray in oven for a few minutes, until wax is melted in. Remove and check for bare spots.
If needed, brush on more wax and return to oven.
Repeat step 8 as needed.
Place fabric on hanger/line to cool and dry for a few minutes.
Repeat steps 5-10 for each piece of fabric.
After a year or so of use, the wax tends to wear out. You can renew your wraps (or any store-bought ones you have) by repeating the process.