Make your own beeswax wraps

Beeswax wraps are an environmentally friendly alternative to cling wrap to cover your sandwich for lunch or a bowl of leftovers. Best not to be used for meat or cheese. Rinse clean with cold water and mild soap (hot water will melt the wax!) and you can reuse them time and time again. 

Beeswax wrap recipe

100g beeswax

20g pine resin (sustainably sourced by Ballina Honey)

14g (1Tbs) coconut oil



Melt beeswax in double boiler. Add powdered pine resin slowly while stirring. Some of the pine resin will stick together like toffee. Continue mixing until most of the pine resin has dissolved. Add coconut oil.

Preheat oven to 100°C. Place pre washed cotton fabric on baking paper on baking tray. Drip a paint brush into the beeswax liquid and spread over fabric. Place tray into oven for a couple of minutes to melt and disperse the wax mixture. Take tray out and check for any dry patches. Apply more to dry patches. If no dry patches lift off baking paper quickly before the wax hardens and hold up by corners for 30 seconds until wax hardens.