Beeswax wrap recipe


100g Beeswax (pellets will melt quicker).
20g Pine rosin.
3 teaspoons Jojoba oil.
Squares of light cotton (washed and dried in desired sizes).
This recipe makes six 30cm x 30cm pieces.
Pot, paintbrush, foil, pestle and mortar.


1. Melt the beeswax in the pot.
2. Crush the rosin with the pestle and mortar, then add to the
wax. Melt over a medium heat and stir until melted together.
3. Add the jojoba oil and stir well.
4. Preheat your oven to 100C.
5. Place your cotton square on the foil.
6. Use the paintbrush to apply the wax/oil blend evenly to one side of the cotton (heating it in the
oven helps to even out the mixture).
7. Put the foil and fabric on a tray and put in the oven for 5 minutes.
8. Take it out of the oven and check the wax is now evenly soaked through to the back. If it has
not, return it to the oven for 3 more minutes, adding more wax if required.
9. Once the back is evenly coated use tongs to remove the beeswax wrap from the foil and hang it
somewhere for a few minutes to set.

Hints and Tips:

• All ingredients are available on Trademe.
• Cutting the cotton with pinking shears will help to prevent fraying.
• Remember the golden rule with Beeswax wraps – No meat and no heat! Clean with a gentle
soap and cool water. If, over time, your wraps need refreshing pop them in a warm oven for a
few minutes or iron between greaseproof paper.
• Alternatively, you can purchase the wax/oil blend as a solid block from Dees Bees. This can be
posted out to you with a full set of instructions.