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2 Ways to Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Wrap

When used to store or heat food, plastic leaches toxins into the food which is later consumed by us. There are many studies that have proven that BPA (a common chemical in many plastics) causes a variety of health issues for those who consume food products that have come in contact with it. (1) They’re terrible to our health and terrible to the environment as well.

Therefore, beeswax wraps are a safe and effective alternative to plastic wraps and plastic containers (though, they do come with limitations. For instance, the inability to contain liquids). They are beautiful, functional, reusable, economical and eco-friendly. They are multipurpose and best of all, they’re incredibly easy to make too!

*If you’d like to know all about beeswax wraps, do check out this super informative post by Cerawrap!

For this post, we will be sharing two different ways you can make your own beeswax wrap:

1. Using Beeswax Only

In this tutorial by Apartment Therapy, you’ll be able to make your own reusable beeswax wraps with only beeswax as the main ingredient.
Materials and Tools Needed:
– Beeswax (you can use any of the beeswax we have in store)
– Fabric (cotton fabric would be great!)
– Parchment Paper
– Baking Sheet
– Scissors (optional)
– Brush

2. Using Beeswax, Pine Rosin and Jojoba Oil

Homemade Reusable Food Wrap
On the other hand, mommypotamus uses beeswax, pine rosin and jojoba oil in her tutorial. The pine rosin gives the wrap it’s cling factor, while the jojoba oil adds a little more tackiness to it. Together, they help to create a seal on a bowl, or to keep the wrap folded tightly around a food product.
Materials and Tools Needed:
– Beeswax (you can use any of the beeswax we have in store)
– Pine Rosin (available here in our store)
– Jojoba Oil (also available in our store)
– Fabric (cotton fabric would be great!)
– Brush
– Baking Sheet
– Scissors (optional)

Email us if you have any enquiries at enquiry@craftiviti.com or pop by Craftiviti Craft Store at 10 Boulevard, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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References:

  1. Frederick S. vom Saal and others, “Chapel Hill Bisphenol A Expert Panel Consensus Statement: Integration Of Mechanisms, Effects In Animals And Potential To Impact Human Health At Current Levels Of Exposure”, Reproductive Toxicology, 24.2 (2007), 131-138 <https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2007.07.005>.
  2. “DIY Reusable Food Wrap”, Mommypotamus<https://www.mommypotamus.com/diy-reusable-food-wrap/> [Accessed 16 January 2019].
  3. “How To Make Your Own Reusable Food Wrap”, Apartment Therapy, 2018 <https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-make-your-own-reusable-food-wrap-244307> [Accessed 16 January 2019].
  4. “The Ultimate Guide To Beeswax Wraps”, Cerawrap, 2018 <https://www.cerawrap.com/blog/2018/5/29/the-ultimate-guide-to-beeswax-wraps> [Accessed 16 January 2019].

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