How can I slowly but surely make my kitchen plastic-free?
We all have plastic storage containers at home and we should use them until they break. But when the day comes when we have to part with them because they are unusable, beeswax wraps are a great alternative. You can buy these ready-made in organic markets or online, or you can easily make them yourself. I'll show you how.
You need this:
- Organic beeswax (available online or at drugstores)
- Washed cotton scraps in different sizes
- baking paper
You cut your washed cotton remnants into the desired size, pinking shears are particularly suitable for this, but normal ones will do as well. Useful sizes are:
20 x 20 cm - to cover small bowls
30 x 30 cm - for the larger bowls
20 x 30 cm – for the lunch breaks
But you are totally free to choose the size and you should maybe check your bowls to see what makes sense for you.
You put a piece of parchment paper on your ironing board, then the cotton fabric you cut to size. Now spread your beeswax pastilles on the leftover fabric. Better be a bit more economical, you can always add some later. Now place the second piece of baking paper over it and place your iron on it. Now slowly slide the iron over the baking paper until the beeswax has melted.
Check whether the entire remainder of the fabric is covered with wax.
Now all you have to do is let it cool down and you're done. You can always bring the oilcloth into the desired shape when it is hand-warm.
To clean, simply rinse the cloth with lukewarm water. If the water is too hot, i.e. really hot, the wax will melt away. That's not too bad, you'll have to refill your cloth at some point.
FROM NOW IT WILL BE MORE SUSTAINABLE IN THE KITCHEN
Eure Beverly Berlin