A lasting relationship.
Your beeskin beeswax wrap can last for up to 1 year if treated the right way:
Run your beeskin beeswax wrap under cold water only, and run your fingers over your wrap to remove any excess, as if rinsing a plate. Don’t wash or rub your wrap vigorously with a rough sponge or brush. You may use the soft side of a sponge, gently, and we recommend you use an eco-friendly dish soap with no “alcohol“ within the first 4 ingredients. Alcohol will dissolve the beeswax and tree resin. After having cleaned your beeskin, pat it dry with a kitchen towel or let it air-dry. Don’t set your beeskin beeswax on a radiator since your wrap is not particularly fond of heat.
When not in use, you can store your beeskin beeswax wraps in a drawer, or in a big glass jar, which we find more elegant.
Heat and the "facelift"
Not a good idea. Dont leave your beeskin beeswax wrap out in direct sun or in the car. Microwave, oven and radiator will also damage and destroy your wrap. And yes: it will get wrinkles and stains, but we consider this as patina. If you feel that the wrinkles get too much after a while, then give your wrap a little facelift: put it on a sheet of baking paper and put it at 90-100 ° C for less than 3 minutes, or until the wax melts, in the oven. Then let it cool down (just lift it up on one corner and wave it 1-2 times), done – and now reuse it. If you like, you can purchase our repair kit and apply an entire coating of our beeswax mixture yourself.
A sticky thing
The beeswax, Jojoba oil and the tree resin cause beeskin beeswax wraps to stick to any hard surface as well as to themselves. The warmth of your hands will soften the wax and make the stickiness even stronger. Cold temperatures as in the fridge will make it hard, just like a plastic lid it will stay in this form, once taken out it will soften again. If for some reason your beeswax wrap is not as sticky any more you can hold it under warm water but only for a few seconds or you can treat it to a facelift (see left). And if you find it too sticky: no worries, it will wear off after a while.
Cutter and scissors
We picked these sizes out of experience. Don’t worry if your beeskin is a bit too big and overlaps – that way it sticks even better. It is also not neccessary to cut your beeskin. If there are a few frays sticking out after a while you can cut them off with a sharp scissor or knife. The organic beeswax and tree resin coating holds the fibers of the fabric together.
Yes, your beeskin beeswax wrap will get wrinkles and stains over time, but we consider this as “patina”. Try to avoid prolonged contact with oily and greasy food. And if, at some point, you think it needs a face lift you can put it in the oven. Put your wrap on a baking sheet, pop it in the oven for 3 minutes at 100°C (or until the wax melts). That’s it. Cool it off and go ahead and reuse it again. Foods like tomatoes will cause stains. Of course it is nice to have very colorful prints on fabric, but since beeskin comes in direct contact with food, we decided to stay simple with the usage of color. This way you can see if your beeskin needs to be exchanged, if it needs to be cleaned a bit better or if it is time for a facelift. Using less color means also less color pigments and being closer to the natural ingredients.
Our packaging and instruction leaflets, as well as the colors used, are certified and approved for direct food contact. The cardboard comes from certified, sustainable forestry in Sweden. There, for every cut off tree, 3 new ones are planted.
Fridge and freezer
Your beeskin beeswax can definitely be put in the fridge and of course in the freezer compartment. Your food will be protected but can still breathe. We recommend you check on your food after 4 weeks to make sure it does not dry out.
Yes, your beeskin beeswax wrap smells. It is a nice smell of beeswax and a hint of tree resin. We would describe the smell as woody and natural. Depending on which flowers the bees used to collect their honey the smell of wax may change slightly. A friend recently exclaimed: “I love the smell, it makes me want to bite into it”. And if you dont like the smell of trees, bees and wax too much: after a while it will wear off.
Other ways to use beeskin beeswax wraps
You like decorating your cakes and muffins? Skip the disposable icing bags. Just wrap your beeskin beeswax wrap to form a icing bag. The best is to start with one corner and roll the wrap towards the other side. Fill with your favourite icing and start decorating your baking goods.
Put your beeskin on your lap while driving by car or train, if something spills then it lands on your beeskin and not on your clothes.
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