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We made our own Beeswax Wraps

We made our own Beeswax Wraps

Here at Bubnest HQ we are always looking for new ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and limit the amount of waste we are producing as a company and within our personal lives.
Recently we came across a fantastic DIY Beeswax Wrap recipe from Biome, which we thought would be a great way to not only introduce more sustainable practices into our homes, but also a fantastic way to use up some organic fabric scraps we had left over from making Bubnests.

We wanted to share the DIY Beeswax Wrap love with all our beautiful Bubnest followers, so here’s the recipe if you’d like to make your own at home. Also, if you place an order before Christmas and would love some organic Bubnest fabric scraps thrown in to make your Beeswax Wraps out of Bubnest materials, please pop a note in the comments and we will ship some out with your other Bubnest goodies!  

Ingredients

  • Cotton fabric, preferably organic, cut to desired size (this recipe makes enough to approx. four 25cm x 25cm pieces).  
  • 17g beeswax
  • 5g gum rosin 
  • 1/2 tbsp jojoba oil

You will also need a mason jar, saucepan, spoon to stir, oven, oven tray, baking paper, a paint or basting brush (keep this brush for this purpose only), clothes hanger for drying, pegs for hanging.

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees C.
  2. Place the beeswax, gum rosin and jojoba oil into a mason jar and set that mason jar into a saucepan filled with about 5cm of water. Place the saucepan onto the stove, turn to medium heat and melt the contents of the jar, stirring occasionally. The water in the saucepan should be simmering.
  3. Lay baking paper over the oven tray and place your fabric flat on top.
  4. Once the beeswax mixture has completely melted, use a spoon and drizzle the mixture evenly over the fabric.
  5. Place the tray into the pre-heated oven for about 2 minutes to reheat. This will make the mixture spread over the fabric. 
  6. Carefully pull the oven tray out and use your basting brush to spread the mixture evenly over the fabric. Don’t forget the edges and corners.
  7. Pop it back into the oven for a minute to ‘melt out’ and any uneven bumps or clumps.
  8. Remove from oven and hang up with pegs on a hanger to let set and dry.

Find the full recipe here.

  

Not only did we have loads of fun making the beeswax wraps, and not only do they look stunning, but we have been using these wraps for the past month and they just work so well and are such a better alternative to plastic wrap!

Pretty fabrics, eco friendly and something made with lots of love – kind of sounds like a great Christmas gift too, don’t you think?!