Let's Get Wrapping!
Updated: Jan 29
Now that you have your Beeswax wraps, what should you do? Here are some top tips and ideas on how to use your wraps:
Because beeswax has natural antibacterial properties, it helps keep food fresher for longer! Just wrap your half-cut avocado, apple, cheese, spring onions or any fruits & vegetables in your wraps and pop them in the fridge. You’ll start to notice that your food lasts longer so you’re wasting less!
Now, as the wraps are not see-through, you may not remember what you put in the wrap. A quick and easy trick is to label the items with a small piece of paper so you know what is wrapped up. It’s that simple!
In addition to wrapping up cheese, fruit, and vegetables, beeswax wraps are great for bread and baked goods. These products will last longer as the beeswax wrap acts as a barrier against mould and moisture!
If you’re using plastic wrap or a paper bag for your packed lunch sandwiches, you can reduce waste by using your beeswax wraps instead. The sandwiches will stay fresh and intact, and your wraps can be quickly cleaned and reused.
If you give away baked goods as a gift, wrap them in the beeswax wraps and tie a bow around it! Now, instead of one gift, you’ve given two gifts! But let them know to checkout this page on how they can use the wrap so they don’t just throw it away!
Another great idea is to wrap flowers straight from your garden or bought from the shops in the beeswax wraps and give them both as gifts!
The extra small beeswax wrap is especially made for covering cups, small carafes, or jugs, but they can be used to cover half an avocado or even open extra tight jars too!
Beeswax doesn’t like acid, so if you wrap your cut lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit or pineapples, be sure to put them in a bowl you can cover with the wrap so the wax can live a full life.
To clean the beeswax wraps, just wipe away any crumbs with a dry cotton cloth. If there are any other food remnants, just use some mild soap on a sponge with warm water and clean gently (try not to scrub!). Then simply place your wrap on a dish-rack to dry.
After some use, the beeswax wraps will start to have creases in them, but this doesn’t affect how well they work. To make them look like new, just use your hairdryer on a low setting to blow some warm air onto them, then hang them to cool. They’ll look like new!
Most beeswax wraps are made with pure beeswax from local beekeepers, jojoba oil and pine tree resin. As these are natural ingredients, they have a natural aroma. This aroma will not permeate into your food or change the flavour of your foods. The natural aroma of the wraps will reduce as you use them.
We thank you for buying Beeswax Wraps. Your purchase helps support all beekeepers and our bee population. Let’s keep those little guys buzzy!
If you have used the beeswax wraps in a creative way, please post your ideas below. We'd love to hear from you!