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Caring For Your Beeswax Food Wraps

If you’d like to know how to care for, refresh, store and clean your beeswax food wraps you’ve certainly come to the right place!

Our beeswax food wraps are not only easy to use, but they’re also easy to care for and can last up to an entire year when looked after properly. Sometimes, our beeswax food wraps can last even longer with plenty of time love and attention!

Most of the time, a quick and easy brush down or wipe with a cold, damp cloth will do the trick. However, if you plan to give them a more thorough clean, this can be done in three straightforward steps: 

  1. Fill your sink with cold water and a mild dishwashing soap
  2. Place your beeswax food wraps in the sink and give them a good scrub with a sponge or hard-bristle brush
  3. Rinse them off and hang them to dry before resuming their use

Once your beeswax food wraps have been washed and dried, we often get questions about how to store them when you aren’t putting them to good use. 

At Bumble Wrap, we’d recommend rolling them up and popping them in a jar, folding them and storing them in a drawer, or hanging the beeswax food wraps up to keep them out the way!

Despite our beeswax food wraps being reusable, it goes without saying that they won’t last forever. As you use them more and more, their texture will chain and marks and creases will start to appear. All that means is, it’s time to refresh them!

If your beeswax food wraps are starting to look a little sad and floppy, use our refresh bar to bring them back to life:

  1. Simply pre-heat your oven to 100 degrees Celsius
  2. Prepare a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper and lay your beeswax wrap on top 
  3. Grate a few small pieces of wax from the refresh bar and distribute evenly on the beeswax wrap
  4. Place the baking tray in the oven for 2 minutes 
  5. Allow a few seconds for the wax to solidify and your food wrap is good to go!

However, if your beeswax food wraps are completely past their best after over an entire year’s worth of use, there are a few environmentally friendly ways you can dispose of them.

If the cotton has faded and frayed, your beeswax food wraps probably can’t be refreshed anymore. Therefore, cut them into strips, twist, and use them as eco-friendly firelighters. They are slow-burning and are perfect for firesides and campfires during summer nights.

Alternatively, pop them in your compost. Our beeswax wraps are composed of all-natural materials that will biodegrade naturally.