How do I care for my beeswax wraps?
Wipe with a wet cloth or rinse in cool water. Use a mild detergent if required. Allow to air dry inside and store in a drawer. Avoid heat sources, such as ovens, hotplates, dishwashers and microwaves. DO NOT scrunch up, wring out, leave in the sun, put in dishwasher or washing machine!
What CAN I use my beeswax wraps for?
You can use them to wrap fresh produce in your fridge, store cheese, cover bowls of left-overs or salads, wrap sandwiches and other items in lunch boxes, wrap around bunches of flowers to gift, and mould them into bowl / box shapes to hold snacks.
What CAN’T I use my beeswax wraps for?
Do not use them on any hot foods, avoid direct contact with raw meat, and do not place them in an oven (except for refreshing), microwave or dishwasher.
How do I refresh my beeswax wraps?
To prolong the life of your wrap, refresh them every couple of months. Next time you have your oven on, hold your wrap by the corners in front of the open oven door. Hold for about 1 minute, rotating it and turning back and front to get even heat all over. When your wrap looks ‘wet’ all over move away from the oven and hold to cool for 30 seconds before putting over the back of a chair (or similar) to cool completely. Your wrap will be shiny like new again!
Heat your oven to 150 degrees, then place the wraps on a baking tray lined with baking paper and pop them into the oven for a couple of minutes. Take out of oven, remove wrap from tray and hold in the air by two top corners for 30 seconds to cool before putting over the back of a chair (or similar) to cool completely. Your wrap will be shiny like new again!
What do I do if my beeswax wraps go white and/or powdery and lose their stick?
This can happen sometimes as the wraps age and particularly in cold weather. Follow steps above to refresh your wrap. They will be as good as new!
How long will my beeswax wraps last for?
Wraps will last for around 6 months to a year depending on how often they are used and how well they are cared for.
What do I do with my beeswax wraps when they reach the end of their life?
Simply pop them in the compost or bury in the garden.