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How to Make Beeswax Wraps

You'll produce less waste when using homemade food wrappers because you won't need as many plastic disposable food wrappers.

You can use these reusable wraps to store any food items you would typically cover with plastic cling wrap or toss in plastic bags.

Ingredients you need to make your own shower steamers: – Cotton fabric – Pinking shears – ½ cup beeswax pellets – beeswax pellets – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1” paintbrush – Parchment paper – Baking sheet

Cut fabric to the desired size.

Spread wax paper or parchment paper out on a baking sheet and lay your cut cotton pieces on top.

Place beeswax pellets and oil in a microwave-safe bowl or cup and heat for 1 minute. Stir well.

Quickly “paint” the beeswax mixture all over the fabric, and be sure to saturate the fabric from edge to edge.

Hang waxed pieces outside to dry on a line.

To “activate” my beeswax wraps, I will crinkle them up just a bit in my hands.

Get the full step-by-step tutorial on our site. Boost your cold and flu season defenses with these DIY aromatherapy shower steamers.

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