How do you use beeswax wraps?
A beeswax cloth is practically an all-rounder: It replaces cling film, aluminum foil, paper bags, freezer bags and plastic boxes for the refrigerator, freezer or on the go. It is the practical and natural, reusable packaging for almost all foods. It's water-resistant, flexible, and adheres to itself and other smooth surfaces with the warmth of your hands.
Use – a beeswax wrap is suitable for:
1. Fruits and vegetables or herbs
You can wrap any fruit and vegetables or garden herbs in a beeswax wrap and keep them fresh. Whether apples, pears, melons, peppers, zucchini, carrots or cucumbers...
Before packing, you have to clean and dry the fruit or vegetables well. Place the beeswax wrap around the cut and clasp it with both hands. The warmth of your hands now makes the cloth soft and supple and you can easily press it into shape.
But a bag is also quickly formed as packaging for your herbs or for grapes and the like.
2. For covering bowls, casserole dishes and bowls
Anything left over from lunch? No problem. With your beeswax cloth you can naturally cover pots, bowls and bowls!
You simply place the beeswax cloth over the dishes to be covered, press it against the edge with your hands, briefly warm it up with your hands and shape it so that it is stable around the dishes.
3. For bread and other baked goods
Ditch the plastic or paper bags to store bread! Finally no more moldy or hard bread. Because a beeswax bread bag is breathable, antibacterial and antifungal. These properties create the perfect microclimate for your bread. Enough air gets through so your bread doesn't get soggy or dry out. In addition, the beeswax cloth absorbs moisture and releases it to the bread if necessary. Just awesome!
4. For on the go
Lunch, freshly baked cakes, small snack bags or large bags of provisions for the journey. The beeswax cloth is also perfect for this. And when everything is eaten, you can fold the beeswax cloth nice and small and don't have to carry it around anymore.
5. As a gifts box
You can also fold the beeswax cloth into a nice box and store or give away, for example, home-baked cookies or other surprises.
6. As a funnel
For filling dry foods such as millet, rice, pepper, sugar, cinnamon or flour.
7. for covering drinks
Outdoors, insects are quickly attracted to sweet drinks and can be quite annoying when picnicking or barbecuing. Here, too, a beeswax cloth provides a quick remedy.
8. for freezing
With a beeswax cloth you can freeze food to save space, without a plastic bag!
Beeswax wraps are not suitable for this
However, the beeswax cloth is not suitable for wrapping raw meat and fish or for very greasy dishes.
Advice on using beeswax wraps
Wax is heat sensitive. Therefore, you should store your cloth in places where it is protected from direct sunlight.
Care of beeswax wraps
After use, wash the cloth with cold water and, if necessary, a little mild organic washing-up liquid. You can use a little vinegar or baking soda if necessary and to remove odors. After washing your oilcloth, simply let it air dry.
With good care, your beeswax wrap can be used for up to a year. If there are small cracks in the wax, you can simply put the cloth in the oven at 90 degrees Celsius on baking paper for a few minutes. Then let it cool down and your cloth will look like new again.
If it is heavily worn, you can touch it up again and repair it with a repair wax block.
If your beeswax wrap is no longer usable, you can simply compost it or even make some firelighters out of it.
Storage of beeswax wraps
The ideal storage for your beeswax wraps is a wrap holder! Super practical and easy to sew yourself. By the way, the cloth holder is part of our sustainable sewing box from August 2022! With this sewing box you have an all-round carefree package when it comes to beeswax wraps. Have a look:
Step-by-step to the beeswax wrap
Ours shows how easy it is to make your own beeswax wraps Step-by-step instructions and our Video.
The DIY and repair beeswax mix you can find in our shop. As a cloth we recommend ours hand-tie-dyed organic cotton fabrics from Ghana!