7. Remove from oven when all the wax is liquid and use the paintbrush to spread the wax evenly.
Repeat steps 5 & 6 until fabric is evenly infused, add more wax as needed or collect run off wax.
8. Using tongs, remove from baking paper before it sets and hang to cure.
9. Keep baking paper to catch excess wax and use again.
Pure Beeswax, Organic Jojoba Oil & Pine Tree Resin, when heated & applied to cloth, transfers the anti- microbial qualities of beeswax & anti-fungal properties of resin & oil.
With our D.I.Y blend, you can create your own beeswax fabric wraps at home. We have developed this blend over time, to reminisce ancient methods of preservation, damning the age of single use plastics.
Each kit should yield enough wax to cover about half a square meter of cloth, or enough to cover a loaf of bread, cheese, bowls & a couple of jars.
It's a wholesome and rewarding process to produce beautiful hand crafted natural wraps from your own kitchen studio, & a wonderful tribute to breathe life back into old favourite cotton remnants.
Here is one of the simplest methods using common kitchen tools. There are many different methods of producing beekeep, of course alter the method to suit your equipment and experience with wax.
: TOOLS :
To make beekeep at home you will need :
: up to .5m 100% cotton fabric
: baking tray
: baking paper
: paint brush (natural fibre)
: cheese grater*
: your beekeep blend
HOT! Don‘t burn yourself! Wax is liquifies at 80°C. Use tongs when handling hot fabric.
Immediately run under cold water if you come into contact. Seek medical attention as required.
FLAMABLE. Keep away from flame.
PATIENCE. Take your time, as if you‘re robbing a bee hive naked!
1. Set oven to 100° C
2. Prepare fabric, make sure it‘s a 100% cotton (Synthetics will not absorb wax medium).
3. Cut, tear or pink to size, use your baking tray as a guide. At this stage consider how you might use your beekeeps, and imagine what role they might play in your kitchen
4. Slowly & steadily grate your beeswax. Mind not to lose a nail!
5. Lay cloth on baking paper over the tray.
6. Modestly sprinkle grated beeswax like you are dressing a pizza, keep some aside aside for touch ups. Slide into the oven & observe.