Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax wraps are an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic cling wrap. Naturally anti-bacterial, beeswax wraps are a reusable way to keep your food fresh while reducing your household waste.

Beeswax wraps are made by infusing pieces of cotton with a mixture of beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil. The waxy coating makes the cloth waterproof, but breathable, and offers a great alternative to plastic when it comes to storing food.

How To Use

A wrap becomes sticky when warmed in the hands, which makes it easy to fold and seal around food or a bowl.

It can keep your leftover avocado from going brown, stop your cheese going mouldy, keep your home-made kombucha fermenting happily and your sandwich for lunch fresh. 

Don’t use your wrap directly on raw fish/meat or highly acidic foods, put the food into a container and then cover with the wrap.

Sometimes the addition of a rubber band around a bowl or jar can reinforce the wraps seal.

Care & Repair

The life of a wrap will depend on how much you use it and how often you wash it – a wipe down or brush off is often enough – but they should last for at least a year if you give them a regular refresh.

When the wax starts to crack in the creases, pop onto a baking tray (with baking paper underneath) and into a warm oven for a couple of minutes to soften the wax so it will soak into the cotton again.

To wash your wrap, use cold or lukewarm water with a little washing up liquid and gently rub off any stuck on bits with a sponge and air dry.

Keep your wrap away from heat, otherwise the wax will melt.

When they finally wear out, you can turn them into rags, then finally compost them.

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