Honey Bunch Reusable Wax Wraps are a planet friendly alternative to plastic wrap.
This clever wrap can do almost anything plastic wrap can do and, some things plastic wrap cannot do......like, help reduce waste going to landfill and feed the soil when it's job is finished.
Reduce - waste to landfill
Reuse - wrap, rinse, repeat
Recycle - compostable and biodegradable
How do I choose the right wrap for the task?
• Our packs contain a selection of sizes and suggestions for use.
• When you are covering a bowl, place the wrap on top of the bowl, the edges of the wrap should extend far enough beyond the bowl rim to ensure that it can be pressed into place to seal upon itself.
• When used to wrap something like half an avocado for example, the wrap should large enough to completely enclose the fruit, but not so large that it cannot be moulded and sealed easily.
How do I use my wrap?
• Use the warmth of your hands to mould and shape the wrap around or over the food or bowl.
• Save and keep fresh unused portions of things like half an avocado, tomato, cucumber, apple, pumpkin, block of hard cheese or a piece of brie.
• Wrap a sandwich, cake or biscuits for lunch and a snack.
• Cover a bowl of salad, marinating meats or rising dough.
• Make a snack bag to hold nuts and dried fruit, grapes.
• Wrap a loaf of bread or bunch of celery or herbs
• Gift wrap for a bunch of flowers or herbs from your garden.
• Use as a jar topper to decorate a jar of homemade relish or jam.
••• Not suitable
• for microwave oven use
• to cover hot food
• to wrap raw meats
• to seal in liquids
Caring for Beeswax Wraps
• Brush loose food particles off with your hand or a clean cloth.
• If food remains, rinse under cold water and hang to dry.
• If necessary, use a small amount of mild dish soap to gently wash and rinse under cold water and allow to dry
• The cold water will make the wrap 'plate like' so you could drape it over or stand it in your dish drainer.
• Do not put it in your dishwasher.
• Beeswax wraps are fully compostable. So, when they have wrapped lots of stuff and been refreshed a couple of times, retire them. Bury them in your garden and they will continue to help out by enriching the soil as they breakdown.
Store your wraps
• flat ,folded or rolled in a drawer
• rolled and placed in a vase on your kitchen bench - they look lovely and cheery, the colours brighten up the space.
• folded in your refrigerator - just remember to let them warm up for a few minutes before using.
Refresh your wrap
• Mini refresh: Give your wrap a day off. Hang it in a warm spot, out of direct sun, for a bit. The wax coating will soften and fill any tiny cracks that may have appeared.
• Restore: Over time, small cracks will begin to show on a well loved wrap.
Treat your wrap to a heat treatment. Place clean, dry wraps on a baking paper lined tray. Heat your oven to 100-125 C and place the tray of rescue wraps inside. The wax will melt and repair the wear. After about 3 minutes, remove the tray from the oven. Using tongs, because the wax cloth will be very hot, immediately lift the wrap and hang to air dry and set.
Ta da!! your wrap is brand new, or at least it will feel brand new and be of service for a time yet.