Instead of plastic wrap you can use waxed fabric. It is easy to clean (just wipe it with a damp cloth) and can be reused many times. When it doesn’t look good anymore you can refresh it by ironing or applying more wax to it. This is also a nice do it yourself gift.

What you need:

  • Fabric, 100% cotton, organic would be best
  • Beeswax. You can buy pellets in your drug store or grate old candle leftovers
  • Oven

How you do it:

Preheat your oven to 150 °F (65 ° C). Cut your fabric in different sizes but not bigger than your baking sheet. Cover your baking sheet with baking paper, place your fabric on top and distribute beeswax pellets or grated beeswax evenly.

Make beeswax cloth in the oven

You could layer several pieces of fabric on top of each other. Heat the fabric in the oven until all wax is melted. If you missed some spots you can add wax at any time. You can also use your iron for the whole process or for “repair work” afterwards. Just make sure you have your ironing board and the waxed fabric completely covered with baking paper.

I like to use beeswax instead of plastic wrap to cover bowls in the fridge as well as wrapping my sandwich in it.

wrapped sandwich
My favorite sandwich wrap needs some refreshing soon.
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