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F*ck Plastic: DIY Beeswax Wraps for Food Storage

Hey there, you lovely rebels! Are you tired of drowning in a sea of plastic wrap? Do you want to keep your food fresh without suffocating the planet? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you: beeswax wraps!


These babies are not only eco-friendly but also super easy to make. And if you’re feeling lazy, we’ve got a solution for that too. So, let’s dive in!


Why Beeswax Wraps?

First off, beeswax wraps are the sh*t. They’re reusable, biodegradable, and they look way cooler than boring old plastic wrap. Plus, they give you a chance to get crafty with some fabric scraps and a bit of beeswax. Talk about a win-win!




DIY Beeswax Wraps

If you’re feeling like a crafty little hippie, here’s how you can make your own beeswax wraps. It’s easier than you think, and you’ll feel like a badass eco-warrior.


What You’ll Need:

  • Fabric scraps: Use 100% cotton fabric. Raid your closet or hit up the thrift store for some groovy patterns.

  • Beeswax pellets: You can find these online or at your local health store. (We like Meyer's Beeswax it's American Made and Chemical Free)

  • Parchment paper: For protecting your ironing board.

  • Iron: To melt that wax.



Instructions:

  1. Cut the fabric into desired sizes. Think sandwich wrap, bowl cover, or snack pouch.

  2. Lay down some parchment paper on your ironing board. This will save you from a waxy mess.

  3. Place your fabric on the parchment paper and sprinkle beeswax pellets evenly over it. Go light at first and add more as needed.

  4. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and iron over it until the wax melts and spreads.

  5. Peel off the top parchment paper and let your wrap cool. Ta-da! You’ve got yourself a badass beeswax wrap.



Making these in bulk or just wanna make more than one at a time?

You can also bulk create these by sprinkling the pellets over the material placed on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and put in the oven at 200 degrees for 4-8 minutes or until wax has fully melted. Remove from oven, let cool slightly before removing but do not let them cool completely on the cookie sheet.


Not Feeling Crafty? No Problem!

Look, we get it. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to DIY. If you’re only a little hippie and want to skip the crafting, you can totally buy these bad boys ready-made. Check out these awesome beeswax wraps we found online:



They also come in cool patterns and sizes, so you’re all set without lifting a finger.

These are some of our favorites!



Wrap It Up

Beeswax wraps are a game-changer for anyone looking to cut down on plastic use and add a bit of hippie flair to their kitchen. Whether you make them yourself or buy them ready-made, you’re taking a step toward a more sustainable lifestyle. And hey, every little bit helps. So f*ck plastic and embrace the beeswax revolution!

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