How To Make Beeswax Wrap For A Low-Waste Kitchen
Your zero-waste alternative to Ziploc bags
Beeswax is a versatile and naturally occurring material that’s easy to use for health and homemade products. As it goes for so many make-at-home projects, handcrafted beeswax wraps are a great introduction to making more of your own household items.
“Unlike plastic, beeswax wraps can be washed and reused, saving you money and your health.”
If you’re not familiar with beeswax wraps, they are a reusable alternative to single-use plastic. You can use them to preserve food, and, unlike plastic, they can be washed and reused, saving you money and your health, as they doesn’t contain the harmful hormone disruptor (BPA) that plastic does.
Even though it’s simple, making beeswax wraps isn’t a done-in-minutes kind of project. It takes patience, time, and effort to complete—but hey, that’s a good thing! Choosing to spend time working with your hands offers a break from screens and a chance to soak up the endless benefits that come from making something from scratch. In this case, you’ll get to roll up your sleeves and use leftover fabric to create a useful and sustainable product.