Every day, tons of single use plastic and foils are used to keep food fresh. Beeswax wraps are a good and sustainable alternative, that will help you reduce waste. Using them is easy and if you take good care of your wraps, they will last longer. What are the do’s and don’ts?
What can you use a beeswax wrap for?
Beeswax wraps are perfect to wrap food and cover bowls. They are are great for wrapping bread, fruit, cheese, nuts, vegetables, herbs etc. Simply use the warmth of your hands and put the beeswax wrap over the top of a bowl, a piece of fruit or some cheese. The wrap will quickly hold its shape when it cools, thus creating a seal.
The antibacterial properties of beeswax and jojoba oil help to keep your food fresh and make it possible to use your beeswax wraps again and again. However, you should not use beeswax wraps for raw meat and raw fish.
Taking good care of your beeswax wrap
If you take good care of your wrap, it can last up to a year or longer. Here are the basics how to clean and store them:
- After use, rinse your beeswax cloth with cold to lukewarm water. If necessary, you can use some gentle soap. After letting the wrap air dry, simply use it again.
- Never ever put your beeswax wrap on the heating, in a microwave, washing machine or under hot water! It will melt the beeswax and make your wrap unusable.
- You can put beeswax wraps in the fridge and freezer: they like it cold!
- Store your wraps in a dry and cool place. You can roll them, or just keep them flat
Free bonus tip: To make sure you don’t forget to use the wraps, keep them within reach and sight. I have mine rolled up in an empty marmelade jar on the kitchen counter. Ready to grab, ready to wrap!
Organic & upcycled materials only
Hasenbock’s hand made, silkscreen printed beeswax wraps, such as our iconic Zombee beeswax wrap, are made of 100% recycled cotton and local beeswax. I use pure bio ingredients only: beeswax straight from the bees in our backyard, bio jojoba oil and tree resin.
The screen prints on the wraps are made with ecologically friendly water-based ink. After printing, the cloth is heat treated and washed with a mild, eco-friendly, perfume- dyes- and preservative-free detergent. Then, the cloth is turned into a beeswax wrap by applying the mix of locally sourced beeswax, jojoba-oil and tree resin.
Each (size M-XL) beeswax wrap is packed in a small hand-printed wrap made of PEFC certified paper.