Use & Care | Love the Earth Beeswax Wraps

Love the Earth Reusable Beeswax Wraps

Love the Earth Beeswax Wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to cling wrap and ziplock bags. They are lovingly handmade in Byron Bay using 100% natural and non-toxic ingredients and allow the contents to ‘breathe’ so food stays fresher, longer. Not only do they look beautiful in the fridge or lunchbox, they also look fantastic covering bowls and platters of food on a table in preparation for the guests to arrive!

How do I use the wraps?

Love the Earth Beeswax Wraps are so versatile and easy to use. Simply use the warmth of your hands and fingers to soften the wax and enable you to shape and mould the wrap around your food or bowl. You can also create envelopes or snack pouches for lunchboxes or snacks on the go. To create a pouch, simply fold in half, then fold two edges over twice and pinch to seal. Fill the pocket, then roll the top over to seal completely.

What are the different sizes useful for?

I find a combination of different sized wraps essential – you can never have too many! Love the Earth Beeswax Wraps are currently available in 4 sizes:

SMALL 18cm x 18cm (7.1” x 7.1”) – Cover tops of jars, small bowls, cut fruit & veges like avocados, apples & cucumbers. Wrap crackers, or create pockets for nuts and dried fruit, vege sticks and cherry tomatoes for lunch boxes.

MEDIUM 25cm x 25cm (9.8" x 9.8”) – Cover medium sized bowls, or wrap small blocks of cheese & butter and cut veges like sweet potato and broccoli. Create pockets for lunchboxes and fill with popcorn, vege chips or strawberries.

LARGE 32cm x 32cm (12.6” x 12.6") – Cover larger bowls or plates of leftovers, wrap a sandwich or bread roll, a big block of cheese, and larger fruits and vegetables.

EX LARGE 40cm x 40cm (15.7” x 15.7") – Wrap large and awkward vegetables such as celery, cauliflower, silverbeet, half a watermelon, or a cob loaf. Cover platters of food on the table in preparation for the guests to arrive. Make large pockets for loose leaf lettuce and baby spinach.

How do I care for the wraps?

Simply wipe with a clean damp cloth, or if necessary, wash in cool water with a gentle dish soap and air dry on a dish rack. Don’t pick dry food off the wrap as it may remove some wax. Instead, allow the wrap to soak in cool water until the food has softened then wipe off. Never wash in warm/hot water as it will melt the wax.

Once dry, simply fold and store in a drawer or away from direct sun or heat sources such as sunlight, ovens or microwaves as the heat may melt the beeswax and damage the wrap. Or store in the fridge if you live in a very hot climate!

How long will the wraps last?

With proper use and care, Love the Earth Beeswax Wraps will last up to a year. With day to day use, stains (from vegetables such as beetroot) and creases may appear, but these will not affect your wraps ability to do their job. To extend the life of your wraps, place them between two pieces of baking/parchment paper and iron – it will redistribute the wax and make them look almost new again!

Love the Earth Beeswax Wraps are 100% biodegradable/compostable, so when they have finally worn out, simply cut the wrap into strips and bury in the garden or in your compost to become one with the earth again. Zero-waste!