DIY Reusable Beeswax Wraps


If you're ditching single-use plastic beeswax wraps are a fantastic alternative. They can be used in place of cling wrap for covering and keeping food fresh.


  • 100% cotton fabric squares
  • 1 cup of grated bees wax
  • An iron
  • An old towel or some newspaper
  • Baking paper


1.     Lay down the newspaper/ towel on your ironing boards and heat iron to a high setting.

2.     Lay a square of cotton onto the towel/newspaper, lined with baking paper

3.     Sprinkle grated beeswax evenly over the cotton square, ensuring you reach the edges

4.     Cover with more baking paper and iron over it, melting the wax

5.     Ensure wax is evenly melted, add more grated wax if required and continue to iron

6.     Peel the wax wrap off the baking paper and allow to cool

7.     Using scissors, trim edges

8.     Use in place of cling wrap.


*Best not to Use it for meat and dairy products due to likelihood of contaminationIf you're

** If you're Adelaide based you can purchase beeswax packaging free from the Soap and Honey Shop in the Adelaide Central Markets.


To wash use lukewarm or cold water and a mild detergent.

If wax begins to wear simply sprinkle more grated wax and repeat ironing process to refresh them.