Latest questions asked and answered
WHY SHOULD I USE BEESWAX WRAPS?
There is growing evidence to suggest that foods wrapped in plastic could become contaminated by harmful chemicals; not to mention the growing environmental concerns regarding the volume of plastic polluting our environment.
Beeswax food wraps are a healthier and environmentally friendly alternative to storing and protecting food. In addition, the ingredients in beeswax wraps contain anti fungal, anti bacterial products so they actually keep your food lasting fresher for longer. Win-win really!
ARE THEY REUSABLE?
The long and short answer to this question is YES!!! Use to cover cut fruit and veg, sandwiches and bowls, then simply wash, dry and reuse.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Beeswax wraps are malleable and easily fold to wrap and cover items. When new, the wraps tend to have an extra tackiness due to the texture created from brushing on the coating. This does diminish with use as the wrap softens.
The warmth from your hands is an important factor in ‘activating’ the wraps. You can warm the wraps by rubbing them gently between your hands.
They work best when there is a good overlapping of fabric.
When wrapping a bowl for example, you may need to hold them for a few moments, applying a bit of pressure to help transfer the heat from your hands to the wrap to get it hold its shape; especially if the bowl or plate is cold.
HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?
With proper care, and depending on intensity of use, beeswax wraps can last between 6 and 12 months! Most important thing to remember is prolonged exposure to excessive heat.
This includes direct sun, steam, heat from food, hot dishes and bowls. Not suitable for use in dishwashers, microwaves. In hot weather, keep out of the heat – that includes in lunchboxes, cars etc. In hot climates store in the fridge.
WHAT GOES IN TO OUR WRAPS
Our wraps are handmade in Melbourne using Australian beeswax, 100% cotton fabric, natural damar tree resin and Australian Jojoba oil.
USES FOR BEESWAX FOOD WRAPS?
The small sized beeswax wrap (17 cm square) is useful to cover the cut end of a sweet potato, half a lemon or zucchini. It’s also perfect for wrapping the open end of a smaller block cheese and will help to keep it fresher for longer.
The medium size (24 cm square) is a great all-rounder and handy for covering bowls, or for wrapping a salad roll, small sandwich, half an avocado, a bunch of radishes, or cut cabbage.
Use your large wrap (32 cm square) to cover larger cut veggies; cauliflower, and cabbage for example. This big fella, is great for covering larger salad bowls and dishes.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BEESWAX WRAPS?
Super easy, simply wipe with a damp cloth or rinse under cool water. From time to time, use a small amount of detergent to cold water to clean. Then simply dry off (with a cloth or air dry), and store flat or rolled up in your kitchen drawer.
WHAT PACKS ARE AVAILABLE?
We have a variety of options available, from single medium and large wraps; 2 and 3 packs. We also have DIY kits available so you can try your hand at making your own set of wraps in the fabric of your choice. The newest addition are the refresher blocks. These are to be used on existing wraps that are a bit tired from use, or coming to the end of their life.
As with any handmade product, sizes may vary slightly from those stated. They come folded and labelled, and include care and use instruction card.