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How to make reusable Bees Wax Food Wraps.

Posted on June 19, 2024

How to make your very own
Reusable Bees Wax Food Wraps!

This is such an easy way to help reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging being put into the recycling and landfill systems.  This is a great project for adults and children alike.  We have made the wraps and now use them rather than reverting to throw-away plastics or paper and we love them!

These wraps are eco-friendly, so that means plastic free and fun to make.


All you will need:

  • Clean cloth of your choice made from cotton
  • Bees Wax Pellets – White or Yellow
  • Coconut Oil – RBD (optional)
  • Iron
  • Baking tray or wooden chopping board
  • Grease proof paper (baking paper)
  • Small 1inch paint brush or pastry brush



  1. Take your cloth, place on grease proof paper on a tray or wooden chopping board and evenly spread the beeswax pellets across the cloth.
  1. Place a sheet of grease proof paper over the wax and use your hot iron to melt the pellets. Move the iron slowly across the paper and evenly without applying too much pressure.


  1. Once melted, add more pellets to any gaps, replace the paper to cover the wax and then heat again until the pellets have melted. You can help the seal by using a pastry brush or small paint brush to ensure all the cloth is covered.


  1. Hang to dry, once dried you will be able to use your wraps. Your body heat from your hands will be enough to mould the wrap to the tops of jars, canisters, or wrap food in its entirety.

*Alternatively, you can melt the bees wax in a jug in the microwave using short bursts and then paint the cloth.  Also, if using this method, you can add a 10% ratio of Coconut Oil to the wax which will help the wraps be more flexible. 

How to Care for you Newly created &
Most Awesome Reusable Bees Wax Wraps
  1. Wash gently in COOL water with a mild soap (our castile soap is perfect for the job)
  2. Lay flat or hang the wraps to dry
  3. Once dry, fold and pack them away in your newly appointed ‘Wrap drawer’
  4. After approx. 12 months, pop the wraps into the compost bin or if the cloth is still usable, recoat with fresh wax and go again!
  5. And that’s a wrap!                                    

 For downloadable instructions please click here