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DIY instructions for beeswax wraps

DIY wax block with beeswax wrap

MATERIAL

baking tray
Pot & Vessel (water bath)
Dough cutter or similar
40g DIY Rapair wax
Used beeswax wraps

DIY instructions

With good care, your beeswax wrap will last one to two years. Regular use of a beeswax wrap (and the associated slight abrasion of the wax coating) or incorrect cleaning can cause the beeswax wrap to wear off a little or to lose its “adhesion”.

In this case, you don’t have to throw away, compost or use your used beeswax wrap as a fire starter, you could easily regrow it yourself with our do-it-yourself repair wax made from our special blend of organic beeswax, pine resin & organic coconut oil ! With these instructions you can also easily make your own beeswax cloth yourself.


preparations

1. Preheat the oven with baking tray to approx. 90°C
2. Prepare water bath
3. Clean the work surface, if necessary with a newspaper or similar. lay out
(wax may drip onto your work surface)


work steps


Please read our instructions and the preparations before starting work!

The next steps need to be done quickly, so make sure everything is well prepared!

1. Water bath

Melt the DIY repair wax in a water bath

Melt the required amount of DIY beeswax mixture in a water bath.

2. Baking sheet

Place beeswax wrap on baking sheet

Place your used beeswax wrap on the baking sheet, smooth out and place in the oven. After about 2-3 minutes, when the remaining wax has melted (the wrap will then be shiny), you can take the tray out of the oven.

3. Wax Mixture

Spread wax mixture on beeswax wrap

Now put the required amount of melted wax mixture on the beeswax wrap and spread it with a dough cutter.

4. Peel & Dry

Peel off DIY beeswax mixture

Place your used beeswax cloth on the baking tray. Finally, use the dough cutter to scrape off the excess wax. Feel free to press on something. Now the beeswax wrap just has to dry. To do this, take two corners of the baking sheet and wave it in the air for a few seconds until your new wax coating has cooled down and is firm.

5. Cleaning

The beeswax mixture may stick to your hands, for example when you hold the wrap in your fingers to dry it. You can use gloves for this, but this is not absolutely necessary. The wax can be easily removed from the hands with alcohol or disinfectant. To remove the remains on the sheet, you can put the sheet in the oven again and wait until the wax has melted. You can then wipe it off with kitchen paper or simply let the wax cool and scrape it off.


Notes on how to guide


dosage

Our DIY repair wax weighs 40g. You can refresh about 3 of our “Large” beeswax wraps (42 x 36 cm) with this, depending on how badly the coating of your used beeswax wraps has worn off. When the mixture has melted, you can dose it with a teaspoon. To avoid spills, you can hold the container with the melted wax over the wrap on the tray, but you should first wipe the water off the water bath.

baking sheet size

Larger cloths (like L or XL) may not fit completely on your baking sheet, in which case you can fold the beeswax wrap in half 1-2 times and wax folded. It should be noted that when removing the wax you press down a little harder on the edges and also “pull away” the wax on the sheet metal under the wrap.

warmth & time

The teaspoon for dosing should be warmed up with the wax mixture, as the wax cools down too quickly on a cold spoon.

When the beeswax wrap comes out of the oven, you have to work relatively quickly so that the wrap and the wax don’t cool down. But don’t rush, the tin keeps the wrap warm for a while. If it cools down too quickly, you can place the baking sheet on a warm stovetop to prevent it from cooling down.

trimming

If necessary, you can trim the edges of your beeswax wraps with sharp scissors.

Complete! 🙂