Margot’s Beeswax food wraps

‘BEE GLAD’, Collingwood CWA style.

Plastic food wrap is one of the single use plastic products we want to avoid using.

Discarded plastic is an environmental disaster. Here’s a solution to one commonly used plastic.

We trialled two versions of making beeswax coated food wrap using only grated bees wax on cotton fabric.

You need:

Grated beeswax (or beeswax pellets)

Cotton fabric cut into shapes of choice (pinking shears are handy)

Baking tray

Baking paper.


  1. Version using an iron:
  • place the fabric on baking paper (which is on newspaper … which is on the ironing board.)
  • Scatter grated wax over the fabric
  • Place another sheet of baking paper over the top of the fabric
  • Iron until the wax melts and press until evenly covered.


  1. Version using the oven:
  • Pre-heat to 200C
  • line oven tray with baking paper (Might be good to line with foil, then place paper there.)
  • place fabric on baking paper.
  • scatter grated bees wax on fabric
  • bake for a few minutes until wax is melted (make sure wax does not burn.)


– Do sheets one by one. They will cool quickly once removed from oven.


We found the oven method gave a more even distribution of wax


There are many methods described and demonstrated on You Tube and Pinterest.


Google ‘make beeswax food wrap’ and see what works best for you.


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