How to refresh Beeswax Wraps using an iron

This video tutorial will take you through the very easy steps to refresh and rejuvenate your beeswax wraps using your iron.

We recommend doing this every few months to keep your wraps fresh and sticky. It’s also a great technique for repasturising and getting rid of anything nasty that may have accidentally come into contact with your wraps (or an accidental hot water wash!)

A little warning that wax becomes very hot when melted so please be super careful!

You will need:

  • A large old tea towel
  • 2 large sheets of baking or greaseproof paper (make sure there is at least 2 inches of space around the wrap to allow the paper to catch any excess wax!)
  • An iron on the hottest setting, with the steam function turned off
  • An ironing board
  • Your old wraps

What to do:

  • Cover your ironing board with the old tea towel, then pop the first sheet of baking paper on the top
  • Add your wrap to the middle of the sheet of baking paper, then put the last sheet over the top
  • Gently move your iron across the wrap, watching as the wax underneath moves and melts into the wrap. Be careful and continuously move the iron to prevent the wax from burning
  • Once all the wax is melted (this should take about a minute, make sure you double check the corners!), 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

Your wrap is then ready to use as normal!

If you wrap is in need of a bit more wax, buy our Rewax Bar and grate a little over the wrap before you iron it. Click here for more information on to use our rewax bars.