Here we are in mid-January, some of us still recovering from the impact that these holidays can make on our bank accounts. I have joined 9 other bloggers in giving you 10 ideas on how to save money. I love these heartful and generous ladies! You can check out their money-saving tips here. My money-saving tip today is also very eco-friendly — I will be showing you my DIY beeswax wrap and how simple it is to make!
Bee the change you want to see
If you are interested in reducing the use of plastic and waste, one simple way is to start in your own home! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to waste less and in turn to save money. I have been working to create a plastic-free kitchen (not easy to do), and a step I am taking this January is to replace my plastic wrap with some yummy smelling DIY beeswax wrap.
I was reminded of these old-fashioned goodies when I visited my urban homestead store here in Portland. They were selling these wax-covered cloths for $8 a pop and I knew this was a perfect DIY project. All you need is organic beeswax that you can grate or get in pellets and some cotton scraps. I picked up my cotton cloth in the quilter’s bin of pre-cut fat quarters. They were only a few dollars each. So for less than a latte, I have these pretty plastic wrap replacements!
I am loving this DIY beeswax wrap for my cheese and sandwiches and have made several for my favorite metal bowls that often go into the fridge. To form the wrap around the bowl, let the warmth of your hands soften the wax. Remember to not wash in the dishwasher, but use lukewarm water and some organic soap between uses. Check out my step-by-step tutorial below!