Natural Beeswax Beads
Our Natural Beeswax Beads have a mild, sweet smell and are soooo easy to weigh and use!
Our non-GMO and 100% Pure beads are cosmetic grade, filtered to remove any impurities and shaped into "beads" or "pellets".
Still natural, fragrant beeswax, no solvents or chemicals have been used to process these. Being "beads", they are easy and convenient for all applications.
We often meet people at markets who would ask us how they could prolong the shelf life of their beeswax food wraps so here you go!
Sprinkle + Iron
You will need:
– 1 bag of Yellow Beeswax Beads
– Light cotton fabric (homespun or calico is ideal)
– Iron + flat surface (ironing board or table)
– Towel or old cloth to protect your ironing board or table
– 2 sheets of baking paper (bigger than your piece of fabric)
– Clothes-line (or something to hang on) + pegs
Start off by placing an old towel or cloth on your ironing board or table and then place your fabric on top of one sheet of baking paper and sprinkle a layer of wax on top of the fabric.
Start out with less, you can always add more if you aren’t happy with the thickness and consistency of the wrap.
Cover with the other sheet of baking paper.
Turn your iron on to the hottest heat setting and make sure your steam is off and start to iron the baking paper / fabric sandwich in slow, circular movements.
The wax will melt and spread itself evenly across the fabric making any uncovered sections obvious to the eye. Lift the paper to check the consistency and make sure the entire piece of fabric is coated. If you are finding you have some dry patches or your wrap is too thin, sprinkle some more wax on troublesome areas and repeat the process.
The trick is to not make it too thick – this is why most DIY wraps crack. Cotton fabrics are absorbent so the wax will seep through on to the other side giving the entire piece of fabric a coating of wax.
Remove the fabric from the baking paper and hang it up to dry for a few minutes and you’re good to go!