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.
Beeswax Wrap Starter Pack
Pack of 3 beeswax wraps (small, medium and large)