How To Use Wax Pennies

After about a year you’ll notice your wraps feel more like floppy cotton and less sticky, using our Wax Pennies to refresh your beeswax wraps will help to give them a new lease of life!

Follow our step-by-step guide to make your wraps look and feel as good as new. You can re-wax and refresh your wraps many, many times to make the most out of your purchase and the wonderful organic cotton fabric. We recommend doing this every 6-12 months.

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

You will need:

  • Our Wax Pennies
  • 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 a medium-hot 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, pop the first sheet of baking paper on the top and add your wrap to the middle
  • Pop a wax penny on top of the wrap
  • Put the last sheet over the top and begin to iron
  • 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 pooling
  • Once all the wax is melted (this should only take a minute, make sure you double check the corners!), lift the iron away and remove the top sheet of baking paper
  • Lift the wrap away from the bottom piece of baking paper and waft in the air to cool and set