What are beeswax wraps?
Beeswax wraps are a natural alternative to single use plastic, cling film and foil. They are best used for school lunchs and snacks, and for wrapping cheese, bread and cut fruity and veg. Beeswax wraps can be 100% natural and the combination of ingredients allows the wraps to be waterproof but also breath which ensures your food stays fresh. Beeswax wraps are usually a cotton fabric covered with beeswax (or soy wax) and jojoba oil. Some beeswax wraps include pine resin which makes the reusable food wrap extra sticky.
Beeswax wraps can be repasteurised when necessary, in a warm oven, and should last for 12 months, at which point they can be composted.
Are they the same as reusable food wraps?
Beeswax wraps are a reusable food wrap. They can be used to wrap cut pieces of fruit, veg or cheese and also as sandwich and snack wraps. They are waterproof and breathable, ensuring your food stays fresh. Wraps can be reused, unlike foil or cling film, simply washed in cool soapy water and used again and again. They can be pasteurised when necessary, and composted at the end of its life. Wraps can last upto 12 months.
Could I do beeswax wraps diy?
Yes you can make your own beeswax wraps. We sell kits that include the fabric, wax and instructions on how to make, use and care for your beeswax wraps.
Can you teach me how to make beeswax wraps?
Yes we can teach you how to make your own beeswax wraps! We run 2 hour courses that show you how to make, use and care for your beeswax wraps. We provide all the materials and you get to take home 3 wraps.
Will I learn how to clean beeswax wraps?
Our Beeswax Wrap courses show you how to clean your wrap in cool soapy water. Do not use hot water to clean your wrap as the wax will dry up and crack. Do not use your wraps for raw meat, fish or pineapple.
Why use jojoba oil in beeswax wraps?
Jojoba oil is used in beeswax food wraps as it is anti-microbial and adds flexibility and softness to the wrap.
Do you sell beeswax wraps kits?
We sell kits to make your own beeswax wraps in the deli. These kits include fabric, a bar of wax mix that includes resin and jojoba oil, and instructions on how to make, care for and use your reusable food wrap.