If you pack lunches or have a busy life where you have to prepare food in advance you know the importance of having easy way to store it properly so it stays fresh and tasty. For the longest time most people simply would use a plastic wrap or foil to wrap the food, plastic containers, or glass jars. Lately its becomming more and more popular to pack food in product called beewax wraps. Its tacky and maleable material that stays in shape you put it in, easy to clean and good for a planet because it can simply thrown into compost pile. We just launched first product in our line up of products that will help you to add this amazing tool to your collection. Here is how you make beewax wraps:
1 part of pine rosin. Its a 100% natural byproduct of turpentine production. We just launched 1lb bags on Amazon that come from our partner pine plantation in Georgia, USA where they collect and process it exclusively following the green sustainable methods.
Add few drops of jojoba oil
Take ether Velesco silicone mat or parchment paper, put organic material like cotton or linen on it, put thin layer of mixture above on it, then another layer of same material, cover it with another silicone mat or parchment paper and use hot iron on low setting to melt mixture sandwitched between layers of materials. Once mixture is completely melted and soaked into the material, separate 2 layers of material and let them cool and dry.
Its all done. To wash your new beewax wraps simply use cold soapy water, do not wash them with warm water as it will melt and wash off the wax. If beewax wrap start loosing its texture or tackiness, simply reapply a bit of beewax/rosin/jojoba oil mixture to it and it will be as new.