Beeswax wraps are a great way to reduce plastic in the eco-friendly kitche, replacing plastic wrap and bags. But people often ask us: how do I wash my Wax Wraps?
Did you know you can simply hand-wash your beeswax wraps the same way you would a plate or bowl. But be careful to use warm or cool water, not hot water. Then hang them up to dry and you're finished!
For those of you who want a few more details, here are our step-by-step instructions for washing your Wax Wraps.
Washing beeswax wraps
SuperBee Wax Wraps are made with our secret blend of sustainably harvested beeswax, organic coconut oil and tree resin which coats the cotton making the wraps to stick to themselves, not the food you’re protecting, so they rarely get too dirty. The beeswax also has antibacterial qualities which makes them even more ideal as reusable food storage option.
To wash beeswax wraps, rinse the wrap with cool or lukewarm water and eco-friendly dish soap. You can use a cloth or sponge to wipe them down, but don't use the scouring side of a sponge or a brush, then rinse.
Washing machine ready
We recently tested SuperBee Wax Wraps in a washing machine and are happy to report that you can safely wash your wraps with your laundry. When using a washing machine to wash beeswax wraps make sure you use a cool wash and a gentle spin. We also recommend only using very gentle, unscented detergent.
Drying beeswax wraps
After washing, be sure to air dry your Wax Wraps. We have a small line in our kitchen to hang the wraps, but you can also drape them over a drying rack, other drying dishes or even your tap.
There's no need to wring out the wraps.
Storing beeswax wraps
Dry Wraps should be gently folded and kept in a drawer, basket or on a shelf. We know many people who keep them in the same drawer as their tea towels. You want to make sure they’ll stay dry and are in a handy spot for whenever you need to grab one next.
Did you know that SuperBee Wax Wraps can last up to two years if they're taken care of properly. Also remember to avoid putting them in contact with any heat sources when storing or reusing them.
Over time, the wax will slowly start to break down and flake off a little. This is normal and you can still continue to use the wraps. If your beeswax wraps start looking tired, you can also refresh them.