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Beeswax Wrap Questions and Answers

At Mind Your Bees, quality matters, that’s why we developed our proprietary beeswax wrap blend that allows food to breathe, helping it stay fresher longer. The wraps are naturally anti-microbial and self-adhesive, meaning they won’t come unwrapped. Our products are simply a better way to make your home a little greener. Read below for answers to our most common questions.

Beeswax wrap FAQs | Mind Your Bees

What are Beeswax Wraps?

Beeswax food wraps are cotton, coated with food-grade beeswax along with all-natural ingredients. They are easy to shape around a variety of food including bread and avocados or even leftovers.

What are the benefits of beeswax wraps?

Beeswax wraps are the perfect way to reduce single-use items like plastic wrap in your home. They also are a great replacement for those missing container lids. At the end of their life, you can cut them into strips to use them as a beeswax twist tie for chip bags or as a natural beeswax fire starter for your next campfire.

 

Are beeswax wraps antibacterial?

Like honey, beeswax has antibacterial properties which help keep things clean. This makes it a common ingredient in wraps, salves, and more.

Are beeswax wraps reusable?

Mind Your Bees beeswax food wraps are the zero-waste eco-friendly food storage alternative. Reusable for up to a year, our beeswax food wraps products are beautifully handmade, easy to use, and most importantly reduce plastic waste. 

HOW TO USE BEESWAX FOOD WRAPS

What are beeswax wraps used for?

Our wraps come in a variety of sizes so you can keep all of your food fresh including covering fruits, veggies, cheese, bread, herbs, leftovers, and more! And since they are naturally self-adhesive you can even fold them into snack bags or sandwiches for lunch.

What do the beeswax wraps replace?

They replace single-use food storage products like plastic wrap, aluminum foil, and plastic bags.

How many times can beeswax wraps be used?

With proper care, beeswax wraps can be used over 100 times in one year. If it does not stick as they used to, don't throw them away. Order a Mind Your Bees Rewax Kit.

How do you activate beeswax wraps?

When you first unwrap your beeswax wrap, crumble it  2-3 times to make it malleable. Once it's activated you're good to go!

How do you get the best seal beeswax wraps around your food?

Simply fold your wraps around your food, mould them into storage containers or bowls, create snack packs, or roll into cones for fresh herbs. Use the warmth of your hands to seal it. That's it!  Then just pop it into the fridge.

Can beeswax wraps go in the fridge?

Absolutely! This is what they were meant for. Your beeswax wraps can be folded into pouches to store snacks, used to cover leftovers, or formed to wrap around your fresh herbs, produce, and more. 

Can I put beeswax wraps in the freezer?

While some sites will tell you to use them in the freezer, beeswax food wraps should avoid being frozen since the cold will make the wax coating likely to crack.

Can I use beeswax food wraps to store meat?

Although beeswax is naturally antibacterial, we don't recommend beeswax wraps for raw meat or cooked meat storage. 

What else should I never put in a beeswax wrap?

Ideally, you should avoid anything too oily to avoid staining your wraps. Instead, use a glass jar or glass container.

How do you use beeswax food bags?

Place your food in the bag, leaving some room to seal it. Fold over the beeswax bag a couple of times and use the warmth of your hand to seal. They are fantastic for keeping produce and herbs fresh. And are amazing for sandwiches and snacks on the go. Check out our video below.

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BEESWAX WRAPS

How to clean beeswax food wraps?

Look no further, if you're wondering how to clean a reusable food wrap. Your beeswax wraps are easy to wash and clean:

  • Simply rinse your wrap with cool water and/or use natural mild soap when needed and air dry.
  • Store flat or loosely folded in a drawer.
  • Avoid heat.
Read our blog post for additional instructions on how to clean beeswax wraps.

How do you store beeswax wraps when not in use?

The best way to store your beeswax wraps, is in a bowl on the counter to encourage usage. Alternatively, you can keep them flat or rolled, and place them in a kitchen drawer where your plastic wrap used to be.

How long do beeswax wraps last?

The wraps are self-adhesive, meaning they won't come unwrapped and can be washed and reused for over a year with proper care. See our video below on how to refresh your beeswax wraps with our Rewax Kit.

Are beeswax wraps compostable?

Mind Your Bees wraps are eco-friendly and compostable. Once they can no longer be used, you can cut them into strips to use as ties around plants,  around chip bags or you can use them as fire starters.

Beeswax Wrap Materials & Sizes

What are Mind your Bees wraps made of?

Mind your Bees signature food wraps are made with 5 all-natural ingredients; GOTS-certified organic cotton, Canadian beeswax, pine resin, organic jojoba oil, and coconut wax.

What sizes do Mind Your Bees beeswax food wraps come in?


Small 8”x8" – great for peppers, avocados, lemons, and more

Small Beeswax Wraps | Mind Your Bees

Medium 10”x10" Use to wrap sandwiches or as a snack pack on the go

Medium Beeswax Wraps | Mind Your Bees

Large 13”x14" - Keep your lettuce and herbs fresher longer

Large Beeswax Wraps | Mind Your Bees

 

Reusable Beeswax Bags -  store fresh produce or for quick snacks on the go.
(large bag size -  9"h x 7"w & snack bag size - 8"h x 6.5"w)

Extra Large Beeswax Bread Wrap 18”x24" – wrap bread and large casserole dishes

 

Our most popular zero-waste kitchen essentials set includes 6 wraps and 1 Swedish sponge cloth to get you started on your eco-friendly journey.

Beeswax Wrap FAQs - Zero Waste Kitchen Essential Set
Not sure what to order? Check out our most popular beeswax wrap sets and popular prints.

Shipping & Company Information

Do you offer free shipping?

We offer free shipping to Canada and the U.S. on orders over CAD 35. For more information see our Shipping Policy.

Where are Mind Your Bees wraps made?

Mind Your Bees wraps are designed in Canada and handmade in Hamilton, at the historic Cotton Factory which is 70% solar-powered. Learn more about Mind Your Bees on our About Us page.