What are BeeWrapts made of?
Beewrapts are made from cotton, NZ beeswax, organic jojoba oil and native tree resins. All of these ingredients have antibacterial properties, so they are all contributing to lengthening the life of your foods and ensuring your BeeWrapt remains hygienic.
We definitely DO NOT dilute our beautiful beeswax with food products like coconut oil or almond oil which have a limited lifespan. Jojoba oil is antimicrobial by nature and is actually a vegetable wax. For this reason it blends perfectly with the beeswax and is crucial to attaining a long life from your wrap.
How do I use them?
You use the warmth of your hands to press your BeeWrapts around a bowl or food item.
You use the double fold technique (just like wrapping a parcel) to wrap Cheese , sandwiches and any other items you don’t want to squish.
How do I wash my BeeWrapts?
Cold water is the key. Put your BeeWrapt flat in the kitchen sink, turn on the cold tap, and use a cloth to remove any food debris. Beeswax will not absorb any odour or bacteria ,as long as you don’t put the wax under warm water. If you do, it will melt and also absorb odours. Under cold water the wax maintains it’s integrity and remains an impermeable membrane. Air dry.
Can I use detergent?
You generally don’t need to, unless you get olive or tuna oil on the wrap. In this instance use an eco detergent that doesn’t contain alcohols. Cheese debris and onion juice will simple wash away with the cold water. Basically, the less often you use detergents, the longer life you will get out of your BeeWrapts.
How often do I wash them?
You wash them as needed. Basically , if you are wrapping your daily sandwich you can simply wipe any visible food off the wrap and use it again. If you have a block of cheese, you will immerse in cold water and wash your BeeWrapt before putting your next block of cheese in it.
How do I look after them?
There are just two things you do to look after your BeeWrapts. The first is to only use Cold water when washing, the Second and rather important one, is to give them a buff up with a dry cloth or your smallest BeeWrapt on both sides, Do this when you first get them and then every couple of months. This friction creates enough warmth to re embed the beeswax into the individual strands. This ensures they remain hygienic and waterproof and that you get a long life out of your BeeWrapts
How long will my BeeWrapt last?
You can easily expect a years life out of your BeeWrapts. If you look after them as above, you can expect longer. You may need to replace your Cheese Wrapt after a year as it will no longer have the density of wax ( after all that diligent buffing! ) to store a block of cheese for weeks, but will be perfectly fine for a daily sandwich
Can I rewax them?
You do not need too rewax our wraps – just give them a buff up as above. A good wrap will have plenty of wax embedded into it which is waiting to be invigorated with a good rub. When companies tell you to rewax your wraps ,it is because they have diluted your wax with food based oils.
Also be wary of companies that tell you to put your wraps in the oven to smooth out creases. You should not reheat the wax if you want it to work as originally intended.
Can I put them in the freezer?
You may , just wait 5 seconds or so before opening the wrap
Will my food smell of beeswax?
Most people can only smell the beeswax in response to the warmth of your hands, but there is a very tiny percentage of people who smell it in their food, and these are often family groups. Beeswax does not let odours in or out, as long as you don’t warm it.
Can I put them in the microwave?
Afraid not. No Heat and No Raw Meat are your big No No’s. We highly recommend covering your food in the microwave with a plate or bowl, rather than using any type of plastic cover.