How to use beeswax wraps

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Beeswax wraps are a really popular item in-store. They are great for replacing cling film to wrap a cut tomato, an avocado, a sandwich, a bowl of leftovers, or a block of cheese. We make ours in various sizes and shapes using locally sourced beeswax and secondhand material (washed before turning them into wraps of course).

They are really simple to use, but can be a bit daunting to use and look after if you've never done it before.

To use:

  • Wrap the sheet around the object you want to store and then hold your hands where the opening has been folded over to encourage it to stick to itself.
  • If wrapping over a bowl, place sheet on top of the bowl and hold your hands over the excess onto the bowl until the warmth of your hands encourages the wrap to stick to the bowl.
  • Avoid using wraps for cooked or raw meat and seafood and hot food.


To clean and store:

  • Depending on what you use a wrap for will depend on how you clean it. The other day I wrapped some baby cucumbers for my daughters lunch and so at the end of the day I just rinsed it under cold water.
  • If using around something a little messier, rinse the wrap under cold water, put a little dish liquid on the wrap and gently brush with your dish brush, then rinse again and allow to dry.
  • Store in a dark drawer or cupboard, especially in summer or warmer climates. You may even need to store them in the fridge on those super hot days as they may start to melt!

What has been your experience with Beeswax Wraps? Do you like them? Dislike them?

Let us know!


Erin X


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