DIY : Making your own beeswax wraps – Sustainable Thinking – Medium

Using your beeswax wraps

While beeswax wraps are often advertised as a replacement for plastic wrap, this is not always the case. Beeswax wraps are breathable, which means that anything that will dry out (like cut fruits and veggies) will do so faster than if you use plastic wrap or Food Huggers which blocks air from accessing food.

Beeswax wraps work best in these cases:

  • With dry goods (eg. nuts, cheese)
  • Over bowls
  • For short-term (1–2 days) storage

Usage Notes:

  • Beeswax wraps stick best to themselves — this means you can use them as an alternative to plastic containers in your lunches for things like sandwiches and nuts.
  • In order to activate the ingredients and get your wax wraps to stick better, soften them before covering your food by folding and working them with your hands for a few moments. (20–30 seconds is more than enough)
  • Wash your beeswax wrap with cool, soapy water. Do not use hot water to wash your wrap because the wax will melt.
  • Over time (about a year of use) the effectiveness of the wrap will decrease. Using the same wrap, you can apply a new coat of beeswax mix to the fabric and it will be like new!

Come join us at MakerExpo on June 2 & 3, 2018, at the Aud in Kitchener to make your own wrap!

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