Beeswax wraps instructions


DIY Kit for Beeswax Wraps

Method One ( in the oven)

What you'll need

 

• BEE Zero Waste Beeswax Mix Block
100% cotton fabric

• Baking tray
Brush
Parchment (Baking) Paper

• Grater

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius.

  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the fabric on top.

  3. Evenly grate a liberal amount of beeswax mix all over the fabric. Make sure you get some near the edges too.

  4. Place the tray in the oven for about 4-8 minutes. When the pellets melt completely, take the tray out and use a paintbrush to spread the wax evenly over the entire fabric (The beeswax will stick to the brush, so use one you're okay discarding or saving to make future beeswax wraps)

  5. Carefully remove the fabric from the baking sheet grabbing it from two corners (you can use a toothpick to lift a corner up so you can grab it easily. Gently wave the fabric in the air for few seconds until the wax starts to dry (Try to keep it on top of the baking tray as if it's too much wax it might drip).

    1. Job done. Once it's dry just leave it in a cool place or hang it until completely cold and you got a brand new beeswax wrap.

 

Method Two ( ironing)

What you'll need

 

  • BEE Zero Waste beeswax block

  • 100% Cotton Fabric

  • Grater

  • Parchment (Baking) Paper

  • Iron

Turn iron onto cotton setting and let it warm up.

  1. Cut parchment paper a bit bigger than your fabric (about 10cm extra on all sides – beeswax will melt and spill over of the edges).

  2. Lay one piece of parchment paper down on heat proof surface and lay one piece of fabric on top.

  3. Grate over the entire fabric ensuring it covers all areas right up to edges and corners.

  4. Lay the second piece of parchment paper over the top of the fabric.

  5. Gently iron over all of the fabric ensuring it is melting evenly. At this point you can spread the liquified wax into areas of less wax.

  6. When all wax has melted, remove paper. You can see where the wax has absorbed and where it hasn’t by the colouring of the fabric (see image below). In the lighter patches, you will need to add more wax and repeat.

  7. Once complete, simply hold outside in your hands for about a minute. It doesn’t take long to dry, so when you don’t feel any wet spots anymore, the beeswax wrap is ready!





Please note!

This informations are for guidance only, BEE Zero Waste ltd is not responsible for any damage caused to your clothes, furniture or appliance. Please always consider the Health and Safety before using hot beeswax.