DIY Beeswax Food Wraps with LilyBee Wrap

Last week I shared with you some tips on getting your children ready for school, one of those tips was on lunchboxes & included the prompt to consider ditching all food wrappers & making your own beeswax food wraps. I've been wanting to give this a go for yonks...the wait is over, I'm about to get my creative boots on with LilyBee's DIY Kit, it's actually incredibly simple & cost effective!!!

You need three things to ensure success - wax, fabric & a paintbrush. There are many ways to make beeswax wraps but LilyBee are very fond of the oven method so we'll be learning that way, their way

  1. Preheat your oven to 90 degrees celcius on fan bake
  2. With a knife thinly cut the wax into thin slices. If you've having trouble cutting the was you can run your knife under hot water
  3. Lay our your chosen piece of fabric on a baking tray that's lined with baking paper
  4. Place the slice of wax evenly dispersed over the fabric. Don't worry about covering all of the fabric as the wax will spread when it melts
  5. Place the oven try on the oven for 1-2 minutes or until the wax is melted 
  6. Take the try out of the oven & if the wax isn't evenly spread use a paintbrush to spread the wax
  7. Lift the wrap off the tray & air dry it over the baking paper for 30 seconds, allowing any excess wax to drip on to the baking paper
  8. Place the wrap on a wire rack or over a clothes rack for a further 30 minutes to dry

Here's LilyBee's top tips;

  • Wax one piece of fabric at a time, choose your favourite & get waxing
  • To remove unwanted beeswax from your hands or surfaces use coconut oil, or eco friendly soap & a cloth
  • Make good use of any excess wax, chops another piece of fabric to make more wraps cutting them to the right size

Here's how LilyBee recommend cleaning your wraps;

  • Wipe down or rinse with cool water after every use, with a little eco detergent if you wish
  • Air dry on a dish rack or hang in the shade, then roll up to store in a jar or lay flat in a drawer
  • Keep away from all heat including direct sunlight, hot water, the dishwasher and microwave

A big thank you to LilyBee for allowing us to share their DIY Beeswax Wrap tutorial with you. You can pursue their website HERE & shop their very reasonabley priced kit HERE


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