We no longer make reusable beeswax wraps. We do stock DIY beeswax melts. These melts are premixed beeswax, jojoba oil and pine resin. That means you have no waste, don’t have to order multiple products from different places or pay multiple shipping costs. All you need to do is buy your melts from our store here, purchase 100% cotton in a pattern of your choice and then follow the instructions on our blog here. Simple!
What are beeswax wraps?
Beeswax wraps are natural, reusable cotton wraps used to cover food to keep it fresh. They are used in the same way as you previously used cling wrap except they are colourful and much better for the environment than plastic. The main benefits of using beeswax wraps over cling wrap/plastic are:
- Beeswax wraps are reusable, lasting for approximately 12 months
- Beeswax wraps are biodegradable – they can be thrown in your compost once they are no longer useable
- Beeswax wraps are made by hand, sustainably, with almost zero waste produced.
Even if you don’t want to add colour to your fridge, lunch wrappers or picnics, using reusable beeswax wraps is a great way of reducing the amount of plastic we are wasting.
How do you use beeswax wraps?
Beeswax wraps can be used for so many things. Primarily they are used to cover food to prolong its shelf life. Simply cover the food or plate/bowl with the wrap and gently smooth the edge of the wrap around the object you are covering. The warmth from your hands as you press down on the wrap will warm the wax in the wrap and help it create a seal around the object. Store the object you have wrapped as you normally would either in the fridge or on your bench. Be mindful though to keep the wrap out of direct sunlight to preserve its life.
Uses for beeswax wraps include:
- Wrapping fruit and vegetables
- Covering cheese
- Wrapping sandwiches for school/work lunches
- Covering plates and bowls to store leftovers
- Gift wrapping presents – giving two gifts in one!
- Place under cutting boards and mixing bowls to reduce the amount they slide on your bench tops
- Wrapping bread or rolls
- Roll or knead dough on top of a wrap to help contain the flour and mess
- Storing fresh herbs until needed
Beeswax wraps can be used for so many great things. They are not designed to hold liquids, hot objects or to touch meat. Instead of wrapping them directly over meat, place your meat in a bowl, ensure the meat is below the lip of the bowl and then wrap the bowl and place it in the fridge.
To get the best lifespan out of your beeswax wraps wash them in cool soapy water and allow them to air dry. Once dry you can lay them on top of one another in a draw, roll or fold them up ready for their next use.
Beeswax melts at 60 degrees celsius. Beeswax wraps are not made to go in the dishwasher or microwave! Store them out of direct sunlight.
Once they have gotten to the end of their use, throw your wraps in the compost!