Dear Conscious Readers,
Pardon this late newsletter. I've been travelling from Switzerland to France after a whole month spent in Geneva working and socializing and this morning... I overslept (this only happens when I'm staying at my parent's house).
So this is week 9 of the Zero Waste Switch Challenge, our second last challenge together.
This time, I'm gonna repost a DIY that I've already published on the blog and for which I have received really positive feedback. So if you haven't done it yet, here's a little reminder.
For those of you who just joined us. WELCOME! You'll find a recap of the last few weeks' challenges at the end of this email.
ZWswitchallenge #9 - Make your own food wrap
- Fabric (preferably natural & organic)
- An old toothbrush to prevent fraying (optional)
- A cookie sheet
- Parchment paper (compostable)
- An oven + a Timer
- Pinking shears to prevent fraying (optional)
- A cheese grater (optional)
- Thread + a Button (optional)
1. Preheat your oven at 200°F (90°C).
2. Cut your fabric at the desired format.
3. (Optional) Use the pinking shears to prevent the fabric from fraying (and don't be forgetful like me and do this after waxing the fabric, your pinking shears won't like that).
4. Place on the cookie sheet (add parchment paper underneath if you want).
5. Cover in beeswax (use a grater if the beeswax does not come in pellets).
6. Put in the oven and set the timer for 5 minutes (but always keep an eye on it).
7. Once the beeswax starts melting, use the toothbrush to spread the wax evenly.
8. Take the waxed fabric out of the oven and let it dry (don't leave it on the cooking tray for too long or else your fabric will start browning/burning, trust me on that one).
9. (Optional) Double a piece oft hread and pass it though the button making a knot. Use it to close the wrap if necessary.
Use this same technique to re-wax older pieces.
Have you already tried this DIY? Many of my friends have and were amazed at how simple it is. Trust me, if I can do it, you can too. The only hard thing for some of you is to find beeswax. Please show me your work by using the #ZWswitchallenge on social media.
See you next week for one last challenge!
- Week 1: Switch to a reusable bag
- Week 2: Make your own toothpaste
- Week 3: Bring a cloth napkin everywhere
- Week 4: Make your own non-toxic cleaning products
- Week 5: Bring a mug everywhere
- Week 6: Switch to a menstrual cup/safety razor
- Week 7: Make your own nut milk
- Week 8: Prepare a to go bag
If you want to invite your friends, please do so. The more we are, the merrier! Each individual challenge can be achieved on its own, so anyone can enter the challenge at any time, there’s no need to start from the beginning.