DIY Instructions for Beeswax Wraps
One pot and a bowl for a bain-marie
One kitchen scraper
used beeswax wrap
With proper care our beeswax wraps should last for one to two years. Overuse or harsh cleaning methods may result in small signs of wear. This can also lead the wraps to lose their ability to stick.
If this is the case, you do not need to throw them away, put them on your compost heap, or use them as kindling. Just rewax them with our DIY repair wax, which is made of our specially designed blend of organic beeswax, pine resin and organic coconut oil.
- Preheat your oven and the baking tray to 90°C
- Prepare your bain-marie
- Clean the surface you want to work on; if needed, lay out some old newspapers to protect the surface from wax drippings.
Please read all our instructions and further information carefully before you start!
The next steps must be done quickly, so make sure that everything is already prepared.
Melt the needed amount of our DIY beeswax in the bain-marie.
2. Baking tray
Put your used beeswax wrap on the baking tray, smooth it out and put it in the oven. After 2-3 minutes the remaining wax should melt (the beeswax wrap is glistening) and you can take the tray out of the oven.
3. Beeswax blend
Put the needed amount of melted wax on your wrap and spread it out with the kitchen scraper.
4. Scraping Off & Drying
Finally, scrape off the excessive wax with your kitchen scraper. Feel free to apply a little pressure little while doing so. Now allow the beeswax wrap to dry. To let the wrap dry properly, pick it up and wave it through the air until the wax coating cools and hardens.
The beeswax blend may stick to your hands when applying wax or handling the wax paper. You can remove wax from your skin by applying alcohol or disinfectant, or you may choose to wear gloves. To remove remaining wax from your tray, just put it in the oven again and wait until the wax has melted. Then use paper towels to wipe it off or let the wax dry and scrape off.
Our DIY repair-wax bar weighs 40g. With this amount you can rewax about 3 of our Large beeswax wraps (42cm x 36cm) depending on how damaged the wax coating on your beeswax wraps is. As soon as the mixture has melted, measure the amount you need with a teaspoon. To prevent dripping, hold the bowl with the melted wax above your wrap on the baking tray. Please dry the bottom of your bowl first.
Baking tray size
It is possible that wraps in bigger sizes (Large or Extra Large) do not fit on your baking tray. If this is the case, fold your wrap one or two times down the middle and wax it while still folded. Please make sure to press down a bit more at the edges of the wrap in order to scrape off the excessive wax from under the cloth, too.
Warmth & time
Please heat the teaspoon with the wax blend since it will cool too fast if you use a cold spoon.
As soon as the beeswax wrap comes out of the oven, you must work quickly to prevent it from cooling down too quickly. But there is no need to worry, as the baking trays keep the wrap warm for some time. If it still cools too quickly, warm your stove and place the tray on it. This gives you a little more time to work on the wrap as well.
If necessary, trim the edges of your beeswax wrap with sharp scissors.