Who is ready to ditch the plastic wrap?
Or at least limit the amount of times you use it?
The first time I made natural food wrap I thought beeswax was all I needed. They worked okay, but not as well as the brand that I had purchased online.
So with a little research and experimentation I found a combo of beeswax and resin that adds just the right amount of tackiness to stick to your dish or to itself for a sandwich wrap.
I seriously LOVE these wraps! The resin makes all the difference in this new recipe. Plus it makes you house smell like a pine tree when you are making these. I have several sizes in crazy fun fabric. Grace packs her sandwich in these everyday. Yes, she is that kid who uses natural food wraps and mason jars to pack her lunch!
They also make great gifts for your crunchy mama friends!
Natural Food Wrap
1 cup beeswax (chunked or pastilles)
1/4 cup tree resin
2 TBLS jojoba oil
Any cotton fabric of your choice in various sizes. I used pieces of what I had on hand.
Fill an old mason jar with the above ingredients. Set the jar in an old pot filled with water. Melt the mixture in this double broiler.
Line a cookie tray with parchment paper. Lay your fabric out on the lined tray. Using a plastic spoon, drizzle the beeswax mixture on the fabric. It will harden quickly.
Place the tray in a 300 degree oven for a couple of minutes to reheat the beeswax and allow it to spread into the fibers. (Ideally it would be great if you had something large enough to dip the fabric into the beeswax.) Watch the oven very closely.
Hold up the fabric and allow any excess drip off. Hang on an old hanger.
Use as you would plastic wrap. Rinse in soapy dish water and clean with a damp cloth. I do not use with raw meat.
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