How to Use
Why use Beeswax Wraps ?
Keeps your food fresher, crisper, longer - creating a similar affect to that of a rind or the skin of fruit or vegetables.
Wraps are like a "regulator" that helps to create the perfect humidity for vegetables and fruits. Storing foods in plastic allows the food to "gas" itself.
Why the wrap works - The wraps are made with 100% natural ingredients: cotton, beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil. The formula creates a breathable coating on 100% cotton cloth. Pine resin is the ingredient in the formula that makes it sticky. The oil keeps it pliable.
Reusable - While wraps can replace cling film or foil that you throw away after one use, they can simply be hand washed to use again and again.
Compostable - Pop it in your compost. Mother Nature knows what to do with it!
The basics - With the warmth of your hands mold the wrap around your food or dish. With a little pressure the wraps will naturally stick to themselves. To cover a bowl, create multiple pleats. Place the wrapped item in the fridge and the wrap will firm right up.
Note: do not use for raw meat and fish. Keep from heat sources; do not microwave.
Cleaning your Beeswax wrap - Hand wash under the tap with cold water using your fingertips. If soiled, use a few eco-friendly soap suds to clean. Shake off excess water and set to dry. Once dry, fold to place in a drawer or simply roll them to store in a pottery vessel or small basket to keep them close and ready when needed.
How long will it last ? - You should be able to reuse your wrap for a few years and more, depending on how much it is used. Wraps can be "rubbed" with a dry cloth to revive the "stick" effect.
A tip or two for food storage - for a few acidic fruits : Lemon, Lime, Pineapple and Grapefruit, place your cut item in a bowl and cover it by pleating a beeswax wrap to keep the wrap from touching the cut side of the fruit.
Your beeswax wrap also does a good job in the freezer - Try it out with bread or firm cookie dough. To save the time, make a larger batch of dough to use over several weeks.
Small 7"x 7" / 18 cm x 18 cm
Small : wrap avocado, cheese sticks, ginger, small snack, banana [ refrigerated ] cover a cup, can or small bowl.
Medium 10"x 10"/ 25 cm x 25 cm
Medium : wrap cheese, grapes, cantaloupe, melons, carrots, celery sticks, mushrooms or a medium plate or bowl
Large 13" x 13" / 33 cm x 33 cm
Large : wrap, a sandwich or food wrap, half a watermelon, greens, celery, eggplant, left overs, cookies and baked goods, or cover a large bowl.