All About Beeswax Wraps

We have tried to answer all the main questions we get asked, but if you have a question that hasn't been covered here then drop us an email. Carly & Fran x

How do Beeswax Wraps work?

You use the warmth of your hands to help mould the Beeswax Wrap over a piece of food, bowl, dish, etc. The Beeswax Wrap will hold its seal once it starts to cool down. The Beeswax Wrap allows your food to breath. It will keep your cheese, fruit, vegetables, bread, baked goods, herbs, fermented foods such as kombucha, kefir, rising doughs and anything else you want to use them for, nice and fresh! We don’t recommend you use them with pineapples or raw meat.

 

What are Beeswax Wraps made of?

Our Beeswax Wrap are made of 100% natural cotton, Sustainably sourced Beeswax from our local Beekeeper Keith, Natural Pine Resin and Organic Jojoba Oil. These materials all hold properties to make our beeswax wraps anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and naturally adhesive. This makes our product breathable, re-usable, no nasties will leach into your food and you will feel good about doing your part in helping cut-down on plastic ending up in landfill sites and our oceans.

 

How do I take care of my Beeswax Wrap?

After use on your food, wash your Beeswax Wrap with mild dishwashing soap and cool water, and then let it hang to dry. You can store your wrap in a drawer or on the counter. Every few months to re-pasteurise and re-set your Beeswax Wrap, put it on some wax paper on a baking tray. Set your oven to no higher then 100 degrees and pop your wrap in the over for no more then 3 minutes. We have created a video guide to show you this process. 

 

Can I put my Beeswax Wraps in the microwave?

No!!! Avoid putting your Beeswax Wrap in the microwave, as this will wreck them. All the material the wrap is infused with will melt off. You should also avoid using hot water temperatures on the wrap.

 

How long will my Beeswax Wraps last for?

Your Beeswax Wraps can last up to a year and beyond with proper care and regular use. After use you will start noticing a few creases where it has been folded, this is just the natural stage of ageing. Your wrap will still work just as well, after a few months we recommend freshening your Beeswax Wrap by pasteurising it. When your Beeswax Wraps life comes to an end you can pop it on the compost!

 

Do the materials that are used on the wrap get into my food?

The Materials are infused into the cotton and won’t pass into your food. The Beeswax Wrap, when first opened, have a strong smell of Bee Wax but if you are sensitive to the smell it does wear off with use.

 

What sizes Beeswax Wraps are available?

Currently we have 4 sizes.

 

  • Small Beeswax Wrap 16cm x 16cm

Preserve your unused vegetable halves, seal small jars, Make pouches for snacks

  • Midi Beeswax Wrap 24cm x 24cm

This size wrap is available in in Cheese pack. This size works perfectly for wrapping your cheese, stopping it from sweating and cracking.

  • Medium Beeswax Wrap 30cm x 30cm

Perfect for wrapping sandwiches, wraps, cheese and covering bowls

  • Large Beeswax Wrap 40cm x 40cm

Cover large casserole dishes, wrap bread or leafy greens

 

Who makes your Beeswax Wraps?

We make all our Beeswax Wraps by hand. Sometimes you may find a flaw on them, if you do please contact us directly to help you with any questions or problems that arise with your wraps. We try to make them all nice and even but sometimes you may find a bit of an area that doesn’t seem to be as smooth. You can usually fix this by popping it in the oven on no more then 100 degrees for a few minutes and it should even right out!

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