All You Need To Know


Why Beeswax Wraps?

Beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to plastic wrap and single-use plastic. They add colour and style to your kitchen while being functional. They are reusable, made from natural ingredients and fully compostable.  Beeswax wraps are mainly used for food preservation as they are breathable and allow food to stay fresher for longer.

Usage

Beeswax wraps can be used to cover almost all things you would normally cover with single-use cling wrap. Mostly used to cover fresh fruit and veg, bread, cheese and left-over meals in containers. The wraps become malleable and seal in place using the warmth of your hands. 

Foods you would normally place in the freezer can be wrapped with a beeswax wrap too. The wrap will hold its shape as it freezes. When unwrapping, we recommend allowing the wrap to adjust to room temperature, otherwise unwrapping slowly to try and prevent any cracking of the wax.

The following we recommend you avoid when using your beeswax wraps:

-Never put in the oven, dishwasher or microwave, as the wraps cannot withstand high temperatures. Also allow hot food to cool before covering with a beeswax wrap.

-Keep away from all direct sunlight or any sources of heat and open flames.

-Acidic fruits (lemons, limes).

-Never use beeswax wraps to wrap raw meat, chicken or fish.

Care

Caring for your beeswax wrap is simple. All you need to do is run a sink of lukewarm water with mild detergent. Wipe over the wrap with your dish cloth and place your wrap with your dishes in your drying rack until dry. You can either lay them flat or drape them over other dishes. If you cannot wait and want to use it straight away, pat dry your wrap with a clean towel. With the correct care and use of these wraps, they will last anywhere from 6 to 12 months on average.

Please consider the following when caring for your beeswax wrap:

-Do not use hot water or strong chemical dishwashing liquid.

-Avoid picking off food that is stuck onto the wraps as this could damage the wax, instead try to soften the hard food with water first.

-Please keep in mind that foods that contain natural dyes (beetroots & strawberries) and some liquids (red wine) may discolour your choice of fabric.

-Do not soak wraps in water.

Storage

Beeswax wraps are best stored in a cool and dry place away from any source of heat. Laying the wraps flat will also assist in preserving the integrity of the wax. Why not keep them with your tea towels? 

Natural

Everything that is used to make our handmade beeswax wraps is all natural and sourced from our suppliers here in Australia. Our wraps are made from 100% cotton material, pure jojoba oil, colophony pine rosin (pine resin) and pure beeswax.

Did you know that beeswax has antibacterial properties that help keeps things clean and reduces the risk of contamination? Also, jojoba oil contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties which kills certain bacteria and fungi. 

Whilst handling your wraps you will feel the waxy texture on your hands. Simply rub your hands together and continue with tasks, as the beeswax and oil will help moisturise your skin and protect it from chaffing and chapping.

Reusable

Our beeswax wraps are 100% reusable and if cared for and used correctly can become a staple kitchen alternative to single-use plastic cling wrap. Once you wrap, we don't think you will ever look back!

Compostable

Beeswax Wraps are completely compostable which means when the wraps have lost their waxy texture and structure, you can simply place them in your green waste bin for the worms to enjoy.