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How to Make a Beeswax Wrap

Beeswax wrap is a reusable, compostable alternative to single-use plastic wraps. It can be bought from a variety of companies like Beeswrap and Lilybee Wrap, or it can be made at home. This Klaire de Lys video tutorial shares how beeswax pellets and your favorite fabrics can transform into DIY beeswax wrap. This eco-friendly project will make an impact in your kitchen, lunchboxes, and picnic baskets for months.

How do you clean beeswax wrap? From de Lys’ site:

Give the wrap a quick clean with soap under cold water once it needs a wash. You can use lukewarm water to clean it if you want, but it’s better to stick to cold water. The more heat the beeswax is exposed to the faster it will lose its stiffness.

beeswax wrap DIY - cloth with wax pellets
In addition to being single-use and petroleum-based, plastic wrap adds to landfills and can make their way into the ocean where sea turtles and other marine animals might confuse it for jellyfish.

Using beeswax wrap avoids this outcome. When the wrap wears out, rewax it or put it in the compost bin. Then pick new fabrics and make more.

Klaire de Lys’ bee, moth, bird, and beetle fabric designs can be found at indy textile marketplace Spoonflower.

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