Caring For Your Wax Wraps

All the useful tips and tricks you need to know on how to use beeswax wraps and vegan wax wraps. If you’d like to know how to refresh, store and clean our wraps then you’ve come to the right place!

Daily Care & Cleaning Beeswax Wraps and Vegan Wax Wraps

Easy to use and just as easy to care for, our wraps will last for up to a year and can be refreshed to last even longer. When cleaning your vegan wax and beeswax wraps, most of the time a quick brush down or wipe with a cold damp cloth will do.

To give them a thorough wash, follow our three simple steps:

  1. Fill your sink with cold water and a mild dishwashing soap
  2. Pop your wraps in the sink and don’t be afraid to give them a good scrub with a sponge or hard brush
  3. Rinse them off and hang to dry, then store or start using again

Once used, washed and dried, we often get asked how to store wraps when they aren’t being used. You’ve got a few different options, but really as long as they are kept away from too much heat they can be stored almost anywhere!

  1. Hang your beeswax wraps up using a bulldog clip (which is also perfect for drying them!)
  2. When they are clean and dry, roll them up and pop in a jar to store.
  3. Fold them up and store in a drawer.

For tips and tricks on how to use your wraps, as well as a list of essential do’s and dont’s, click the button below.

Long Term Care of Wax Wraps

Our wraps are very versatile and will last for up to a year with the right care.

As you use your wraps more and more, their texture will change and small marks and creases will appear. This isn’t a sign to get rid and start again, it just means it’s time to refresh them.

Refreshing & Rescuing your Wraps

Has someone who-must-not-be-named decided to scrub your beeswax wraps under hot water?

Are they ashamedly presenting you with a four-month-old vegan wax wrap with the sandwich still inside?

Are your wraps looking floppy and, let’s face it, a little sad?

Follow our handy tutorials to revitalise and refresh beeswax wraps and make them as good as new!

The Electric Oven Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 60 degrees (for fire safety please make sure your oven is electric and not gas!)
  • Line a large oven tray with a sheet of baking paper and pop the wrap onto the baking paper
  • Pop in your oven for 3-4 minutes, keeping a close eye on the wrap the whole time
  • When wax is melted and wrap is soft, take out of the oven, lift the wrap and waft until cooled

The Iron Method

  • Turn your iron on to a medium heat with the steam function off
  • Cover your ironing board with a large tea towel and large sheet of baking paper
  • Place your wrap on the baking paper and add another sheet of baking paper on top
  • Move your iron around wrap until all the wax has melted
  • When finished, remove the baking paper, lift the wrap and waft until cooled

With A Rewax Bar

  • Cover your ironing board with an old tea towel, pop a sheet of baking paper on the top and then your wrap
  • Grate the wax block over the wrap.
  • Put a second baking paper sheet over the top and begin to iron
  • Gently move your iron across the wrap, moving continuously to prevent the wax from burning
  • Once all the wax is melted lift the iron away and quickly remove the top sheet of baking paper
  • Quickly lift the wrap away from the board and waft in the air to cool and set

What to do with really old Wax Wraps

  • Rewax them! Using our handy Rewax Bars and following the steps in the videos above will help to make your wraps as good as new! We’re big believers in making things last as long as possible, which is why we created our handy rewax bars to help you refresh and rewax your wraps for as long as possible.
  • Eco-friendly firelighters! If the cotton on your wraps is faded and frayed, you probably can’t refresh your wraps anymore. Instead, cut them into strips, twist and use as environmentally friendly firelighters. They are completely waterproof and slow burning, perfect for campfires, BBQs and firesides.
  • Pop them in your compost. Our wraps are made of all-natural materials that will naturally biodegrade.