Makes enough for approximately four 25 x 25cm pieces

  • cotton fabric cut to desired size (even better if it’s organic!)
  • 50g beeswax
  • 25g  gum resin (pine resin — available as powder or chunks)
  • 2 tbsp jojoba oil


  • mason jar
  • saucepan
  • spoon
  • oven tray
  • baking or parchment paper
  • basting brush (used solely for this purpose)
  • oven
  • clothes hanger
  • pegs


  1. Preheat your oven to 150°C.
  2. Place the beeswax, rosin and jojoba oil into a mason jar and place into a saucepan filled with about 6cm of water. Place the saucepan onto the stove over medium heat and melt the contents of the jar, stirring occasionally.
  3. Line tray with baking or parchment paper and place your fabric flat on top.
  4. Once the beeswax mixture has completely melted, use a spoon to evenly drizzle the mixture over the fabric.
  5. Place the tray into the pre-heated oven for about 2 minutes to reheat the beeswax mixture for easy spreading.
  6. Carefully remove tray out of oven and and use a basting brush to spread the mixture thickly and evenly over the fabric. Don’t forget to cover the edges and corners as well.
  7. Place tray in the oven for a minute to even out any bumps.
  8. Carefully remove tray from oven and hang up beeswax wrap with pegs on a hanger to set and dry.
  9. Repeat with remaining fabric until you are out of the beeswax mixture.