Swapping your kitchen tools and supplies for more eco-friendly options is a great way to dip your toes into a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. Just like you might be swapping your throwaway plastic bags for reusable silicon versions, you can trade plastic wrap for these DIY Beeswax Food Wraps, which use natural beeswax and other materials to create an all-natural solution that clings to food and dishes just as well as any commercial-grade Cling Wrap. Try making your own food wraps at home with this simple tutorial!
You will need:
• Thin cotton material, like quilters cotton
• Organic beeswax pellets
• Powdered pine resin
• New paintbrush
• Pinking shears (optional but helpful)
• Baking sheet
• Parchment paper
1. Wash your fabric to remove any chemicals still on the fabric and dry. Cut your fabric into 8? x 8? squares with pinking shears.
2. Lay out parchment paper on your cookie sheet and place your fabric square on the sheet. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons pine resin, and 2 teaspoons beeswax pellets over the sheet as evenly as you can. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit and place your sheet in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until you can see that all the elements have melted.
3. Once you see everything has melted, use your paintbrush to smooth out the mixture all over the sheet. Once you have a thin coating after brushing, place the sheet back in the oven for 1-2 more minutes.
4. Use tongs to pick up the sheet off the tray and wave it around in the air for a few seconds to allow it to cool (it cools pretty quickly), and then hang it over something to allow it to fully set.
5. Once your sheets have set, they are ready to use!
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