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Making Beeswax Wraps - A Sustainable How-To From the Garden of Hope



  • Beeswax pellets - in white or yellow
  • Scrap of fabric - any size - cut into square
  • 2 pieces of parchment paper
  • Iron
  • Iron pad or towel that can withstand high heat of iron
  • Clothes pins / hangar


  1. Place one piece of parchment paper on the towel or iron pad
  2. Place the piece of fabric in center of parchment paper, with enough on each side to capture any melted wax
  3. Sprinkle beeswax pellets and some jojoba oil over the entire fabric - get the corners!
  4. Place the second piece of parchment on top of fabric with beeswax and oil.
  5. 5Iron on high heat over the parchment paper to evenly melt and spread beeswax
  6. You can add more beeswax and oil, depending on how well it is covered
  7. Note: The jojoba oil should be used sparingly. It is used to make the cloth more flexible and makes the wax melt faster.
  8. When done, hang the waxed fabric on a hanger with clothespins, with no wrinkles or bends to the fabric, as that is how it will dry.


Use to wrap cheese, sandwiches, and other food items. Using these wraps will divert plastic from our environment, and it is a great way to use up scrap fabric.