Simply use the warmth of your hands to mould and shape the wraps. They can be used to cover bowls and jars, wrap half cut fruit and vegetables, bread, sandwiches, cheeses and more - you can even use to make pouches for snacks or roll into cones perfect for popcorn. Our large size looks beautiful covering bowls or platters that need to be transported to a party!
Please avoid heat including direct sunlight.
Not suitable for oven, dishwasher, microwave or to cover raw meat.
Simply wash with cold water, a little detergent and a gentle cloth.
- First rinse with cold water to remove any crumbs
- Lay on a clean bench and gently rub the surface with a cloth (or sponge) and mild eco detergent to remove any food residue
- Rinse under cold running water
- Once clean, drip dry on dish rack or use a tea towel to pat dry
We find if the wraps are not soiled they can simply be dusted off and put away, or reused.
Please avoid anything abrasive as this will damage the beeswax coating.
Store in a cool dry place. We find keeping flat in a draw works well, or lightly folded in the pantry or on the kitchen bench - so they are easily accessible and get plenty of use!
A few tricks to help extend the life of your wraps
Over time and with use the wraps will lose some stickiness but all you need to do is use the warmth of your hands and press a little firmer. If you're wanting some extra stickiness, or to give them a thorough clean, here are three methods we suggest you use.
1) Oven method
Preheat the oven on bake to 100°C. Pop the wrap on some greaseproof paper (eco if possible!) and then onto an oven tray. Place into the oven for 2-3 minutes, to melt the wax mixture again. Keep a close eye on it checking every minute or so. Once the wax mixture has melted, remove the tray from the oven. The wrap then needs to be lifted from the paper immediately using the top two corners. Hold over the greaseproof paper as this will catch any wax drips. After around 30 seconds it will be cool enough to lay flat on a kitchen bench or hang using a clip peg. Allow the wax to cool for a few hours prior to using again.
2) Hair dryer method
Another quick way to regenerate stickiness is to give the wrap a quick once-over with a hairdryer on medium. Hold the wrap by a corner and the hairdryer a body width away. Move the warm air over the wrap and then turn the wrap over to do the other side. The wax will heat, soften and get stickier again. We suggest leaving the wrap flat for an hour or so while it cools properly before using again.
3) Reapply wax coating
If you’ve done the oven method a few times you might find that the wax is now quite thin. To reapply the wax coating, you can purchase a DIY wax bar which contains our special blend of little & kind ingredients to extend the life of your wraps (or make your own with any fabric you have!). Here is a step by step guide to reapplying the coating:
- Preheat the oven on bake to 80°C.
- Ensure the wrap is clean and free of any food residue.
- Line oven tray with greaseproof paper and lay wrap flat on top of the paper.
- Use either a cheese grater or vegetable peeler to remove small strips off the wax bar and sprinkle evenly over the wrap. (The wax is tricky to remove from a grater/peeler so we suggest you use one specifically for this purpose.) For a medium wrap use approximately 15 grams initially and adding more if needed.
- Place into the oven for approximately 3-5 minutes. Keep an eye on it, checking every minute or so. When the wax has melted remove tray from the oven.
- Using a new paintbrush quickly spread the melted wax evenly covering the wrap. Be careful not to get the wax onto the tray as it can be difficult to remove.
- Place the wrap back into the oven for approximately 1 minute - just enough to heat up the wax solution again.
- Remove from the oven and immediately lift the wrap up gently by the top corners (be careful as it’ll be hot!) and hold over the greaseproof paper on the oven tray. This will catch any wax drips. After about 30 seconds it will be cool enough to lay flat on a bench or hang using a clip peg to allow the wax to cool sufficiently for use.
- We suggest leaving for at least an hour, ideally 3-4 hours, before using again.