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Curious about beeswax wraps?  Check out my FAQs below to answers to the most common questions!  Email me if you have other questions – I love talking about beeswax wraps.

 

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Beeswax Wraps FAQs

What is a beeswax wrap?

Beeswax wraps are an all-natural alternative to plastic wrap and can be used almost anywhere you might use plastic wrap!  They work great for:

  • Covering bowls
  • Covering plates
  • Wrapping sandwiches
  • Wrapping burritos
  • Wrapping half an onion
  • Wrapping half an apple
  • Wrapping up cantalope
  • Covering cheese
  • And anything else you might use plastic wrap for!

They are both breathable and keep moisture in to keep your food fresh.  They are pliable, reusable, washable, and have a small stickiness to them to help them cling to things.  

How do you use a beeswax wrap?

To use a beeswax wrap, simply wrap it over the item you wish to cover.  Hold the wrap against the item, gently pressing it, for a few seconds.  The warmth of your hands helps to activate the cling-factor of the beeswax wrap so that it stays put.  Note that smoother surfaces are easier for your wrap to cling to than rough surfaces.  Also, it’s easier to wrap with a little extra wrap than not quite enough wrap, so use a larger size for maximum coverage.

It is recommended that you NOT use a beeswax wrap on raw meats.

Do NOT use a beeswax wrap in the oven or microwave, or the wax will melt.

What’s in a beeswax wrap?

Beeswax wraps are made of all natural, biodegradable ingredients!  Good for you, good for the planet.  Beeswax wraps have: organic cotton fabric, beeswax, pine gum rosin, jojoba oil, and coconut oil.  The beeswax and jojoba oil have natural antibacterial properties, too!  

How do you clean a beeswax wrap?

Cleaning is super easy!  Simply wipe down your beeswax wrap with a clean damp dish cloth or sponge and let it air dry.  You can also rinse your wrap under cool water, and even scrub with a little soap if you need to!  Gentle soap, such as alcohol-free and castille soaps, are easier on the wrap and help extend the life of the wrap.  If you are in a hurry, you can also pat your wrap dry with a towel.

How long does a beeswax wrap last?

My beeswax wraps last about a year.  After that, the wax and rosin start to wear off and the wrap won’t be as moisture-tight or clingy.  Fortunately, you can either re-wax it, compost it, or add it to your next campfire!

How do you store a beeswax?

Store your wraps anywhere that is away from direct sun and heat.  I keep mine folded up together in a drawer.  

What’s the benefit of using a beeswax wrap over plastic wrap?

The benefits of using a beeswax wrap are many!

  • Beeswax wraps help limit the plastic in your home.
  • Beeswax wraps help limit plastic pollution globally.
  • Beeswax wraps are reusable and biodegradable.
  • Beeswax wraps are all-natural and non-toxic.
  • Beeswax wraps support bees!  Read more about that below!

My beeswax wrap has some lines on it.  What should I do about that?

Great question!  The answer is you don’t have to do anything!  Think of the lines of wrinkles from age, just indicators of age, not a problem!  But, if the lines bother you, they are easy enough to remove!  Here’s what you do:

  • Heat your oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper (or, you can scrap the baking sheet clean after this process if you don’t use those products)
  • Put your beeswax wrap on the foil/paper/baking sheet.
  • Pop it in the oven for 5 minutes
  • Take it out of the oven and carefully (it’ll be hot!) pick up the wrap off the sheet and wave it in the air for about 20 seconds, or until the wax is no longer wet.  
  • Ta-Da!  Good as new.  

Are Beeswax Wraps good for bees?

Excellent question!  Thank you for caring about bees.  The short answer is YES!  Creating a demand for beeswax supports beekeepers.  I get my beeswax from local beekeepers as often as possible.  If beeswax is not taken from the hives, the bees will dig through it and discard it as trash come winter time.  Beekeepers have to remove it to collect honey from their bees.  And supporting beekeepers helps keep them taking care of bees.  Smart beekeepers want their bees happy and healthy.  Read more about bees at the Honey Bee Lab at Oregon State University.