How to wash and care Beeswax Wraps
Ecological, healthy, practical, and easy to use
BeesWax Food Wraps and Bags
We all know plastic is not good for our health, let’s start with BPA. BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food, clingfilm and beverages, such as water bottles. Next, petrochemicals which leach toxins into our food. It is certainly not good for our environment, where it takes 1000 years or more to break down. As of 2019, our planet is literally choking in plastic – plastic has been
found at all levels of our food chain – we need a change!
We know you will love our Irish Beeswax Wraps and Bags as much as we do!
How to wash and care for Beeswax Wraps and Bags?
Irish Beeswax Wraps and Bags are made with beautiful cotton prints and the ultimate mix of natural raw beeswax, organic coconut oil, organic peppermint and lavender essential oils. Beeswax Wraps and Bags are made of
breathable material and have antibacterial, antiseptics, anti mold properties that keep your food fresh for a lot longer.
Perfect for picnics, school lunchboxes, snacks at your desk at work or to cover salad bowls. The best wrap to cover the other half of an avocado = no more brown avocados.
To answer this question, here are a few tips on how to care for your wraps to make them last longer;
- Hand Wash only
- Clean gently using cold water and alcohol-free soap. When using cold water, beeswax coating stays firm, providing a stable surface for cleaning
- Wraps are cleaned like regular plates and can
handle a light scrub using a gentle dishcloth or a non-scratch sponge
- Beeswax Wraps and Bags are never to be placed into the dishwasher, washing machine or to be washed under hot water
- Scrubbing too hard can peel off wax.
Drying & Storage
In case you need to use your Beeswax Food
Wrap right away after washing, dry your wrap with a towel.
- If you are not in a hurry, you can let it drip dry
- Store your wraps in a dry, clean and enclosed
space to avoid direct sunlight or any form of heated elements
- Avoid oil and sauce stains. It is highly
recommended that you keep Beeswax Wraps away from certain sauces and oils to avoid staining them.
Restoring your Beeswax Wraps and Bags
Are you wondering how to revive your Beeswax Wraps and Bags? Did the wax start to crinkle or flake off a little? For an instant remedy, re-melt the wax in the oven to smoothen crinkled Beeswax Reusable Wraps.
- Make sure that your oven is on low heat to
prevent damaging the wraps.
- Place your wrap on a tray on top of baking
- The wax can melt in as fast as one minute so
keep an eye on your wrap
- All you want to do is to remelt the wax!
- Remove your wrap from the oven and quickly
grab the two top corners with your fingers and
wave to air dry. Be careful so you don't burn your fingers.
Wear and Tear
Stains, frays and rumples on your Beeswax Wraps or Bags are signs of well-used wraps. Nevertheless, refreshing and cleaning your wraps is very simple and with a little care, your Beeswax Wraps will last longer.
How to wash and care for your beeswax wraps
If you have been looking for a product that is ecological, healthy, practical, and easy to use to wrap and store your food, surely you have already stumbled on beeswax wraps. Well, this wonderful alternative meets the aforementioned requirements as well as efficiently eliminating and replacing plastic-based plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
If you have been using them for a long time then surely you will agree with me and you know the quality of the product I´m talking about. It represents a wonderful alternative that with a little budget will fill you with benefits and you will be able to carry out your daily kitchen tasks in a practical way. Once you have them at home and you start to enjoy the benefits it offers, you want them to be durable and not damaged so that you can take full advantage of them.
If you are one of the housewives who have little time to solve breakfasts, lunch boxes, lunches, snacks, and dinners, the beeswax wraps were created for you. You will be surprised by the practicality they provide so you will end up loving and taking care of them more than any other kitchen utensil.
When to use beeswax wraps
These wraps are very practical to use to protect halves of fruits that we have eaten and that we want to keep for a while later, they are useful to protect vegetables, already cooked foods that we want to store for a few minutes, to cover bread or sandwiches, to cover refractory containers or containers that do not have lids. This is why they have become so popular in Irish homes and the rest of the world.
Thanks to the preservative properties of beeswax and jojoba oil used in the manufacture of wraps, together with the antibacterial properties of beeswax, food, and meals will stay fresh for a long time and in perfect condition for their consumption.
The best way that exists to take advantage of beeswax wraps is to place them directly on the food to be prepared as well as on the containers. The heat from our hands will soften the beeswax wraps and can be easily manipulated in order to completely cover the food or container to be protected.
Tips to consider when washing beeswax wraps
Once you buy them, use them and realize how practical and wonderful they are, you want them to be durable so that you can enjoy them as long as possible. That is why following a basic but simple procedure at the same time can guarantee the quality of your wraps so that you keep them for a long time.
The care that beeswax wraps require for proper maintenance is not a very difficult task to do, at home we can follow the following recommendations to take care of our wraps and thus extend their useful life. It´s recommended:
- Wash carefully and preferably by hand. A mild dishwasher is allowed but with handwashing, we guarantee to treat the beeswax sheets with greater delicacy and avoid damage to their structure.
- The soap to be used (preferably liquid) must be mild and must not contain alcohol in its ingredients. Soaps that contain alcohol or some other very aggressive chemical agent can weaken the beeswax and the oils that the wrap contains.
- Always lather and rinse the beeswax wraps with cold water. Coldwater allows the surface of the beeswax wraps to stay firm for proper cleaning. Very hot water could affect the structure of the casings and cause the beeswax in the casings to melt or weaken.
- Simulate the same procedure when cleaning the casings as if you were washing normal dishes. They can be scrubbed with a kitchen towel or soft sponge that does not contain any material that can scratch them.
- Avoid rubbing hard or insisting on a fixed place on the wraps since too much pressure on a certain area can cause the wax it contains to come off, altering the surface and quality of the wrap.
With these little tips, you can surely take care of your beeswax wraps efficiently so that they remain intact and ready to use. It´s impressive how all kitchen and everyday items can acquire a long useful life thanks to the care that only housewives can give them. So treat them with care and love so that with their help you can take care of the quality and freshness of your food.
Why is it important to refresh beeswax wraps?
We do not want to present our food and snacks in a worn and sad wrapper that at first glance creates a bad appearance in our meals. We want our snack or lunch to be wrapped and protected in a material that provides a pleasant and provocative impression at the same time.
It´s like wrapping a toy with a gift wrap, if we choose an ugly and in poor condition, surely the impression of who will receive the gift will not be very pleasant. On the contrary, if we wrap the toy with a gift wrap that stands out, the most likely thing is that the person who receives the toy will love her gift without even uncovering it.
Beeswax wraps at home?
For DIY lovers, there is a very simple option to make homemade beeswax wrappers at home. They will not be as perfect as those that are available for sale in the market but it´s an alternative to get out of trouble. Follow these steps and you can create your own wraps:
- Melt beeswax and use 1 portion of jojoba oil for every 2 portions of melted beeswax, you can substitute jojoba oil for any other natural oil.
- Place the previous mixture on baking paper and on this a piece of cotton.
- Add the beeswax and oil mixture to the cloth and cover with more parchment paper. If the beeswax tends to cool down, use a hot iron blade or knife to distribute the material evenly.
- Let the fabric cool with all the material well distributed and it will be ready to use.