I have been wanting to stock beeswax wraps for a while but I couldn’t find prints that I liked. I was lucky to meet a local lady called Juliet who has been making wraps for friends on her kitchen table and who was keen to collaborate with me. I found some cotton fabrics that I loved and she made them into wraps for me. Most wraps are square but she makes different shapes which I prefer too. Each set has a rectangular wrap perfect to cover lasagne dishes, a large circle which works well over larger bowls and for big bits of cheese and a small circle that is great for carrot sticks or grapes or to cover jugs. Beeswax wraps are a brilliant, more eco-friendly way to cover your food instead of using cling film or foil that end up in landfill and the ocean. Beeswax allows food to breathe but not dry out and has antimicrobial properties that help it preserve food effectively; tree resin gives the wrap a tackiness when warm and jojoba oil makes wraps pliable and less prone to cracking.
– Made from 100% cotton fabric, beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil
– Reusable and non toxic
– Keep air out and moisture in
– Cover bowls/jugs/dishes/cups etc
– Wrap cheese/fruit/veg/herbs/bread/sandwiches (avoid pineapple as the acid attacks the wax)
– Do not use to wrap raw meat or fish or hot food, make sure food is cold before using wraps
– Not suitable for use in the microwave
– Wraps are flammable so keep away from naked flames
To use your wraps:
Soften them slightly with the warmth of your hands or against a radiator in winter, and wrap around food or over your containers. Wrap will maintain the shape of whatever they cover and slightly stick to itself.
To care for your wraps:
Clean using a soft, non-abrasive cloth or your fingers, luke warm water and a little gentle washing up liquid if necessary and leave to air dry. Wax will show some cracking over time. White spots may appear on wrap which is a natural occurrence from the tree resin and won’t affect your wrap. Warmth from your hands and careful cleaning will help your wraps last longer. They should last at least 12 months, after which they can be composted or used as firelighters. You can re-pasteurise your wrap by putting it on baking paper for a couple minutes in a warm oven (150c). Pick it up with a couple of pegs at the edges and it will dry/cool down within a few minutes.
Dimensions – Large Rectangle: 35cm x 27cm, Large Circle: 24cm diameter, Small Circle: 15cm diameter