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June 10, 2021 4 min read
Give yourself a pat on the back for religiously using your beeswax wraps the past year - that’s at least 150 meters of cling wraps saved!
As with all things, beeswax wraps do require a little maintenance every now and then and we are here to make this process simple for you.
If your wraps are facing these issues, chances are that they need a touch up.
We have experimented with both ironing and baking method over the years and we hands down prefer the oven method. Ironing does not yield a nice even wrap and tend to make a big mess on you & your equipments. All the instructions given below will be based on the oven method.
For lightly damaged / worn wrap that still have an overall thick coat of wax. A quick refresh in the oven is all they need to redistribute the existing wax! Watch our DIY video below.
Mending with beeswax only will result in wraps that do not cling as well but still works great in keeping your produce fresh.
When sourcing beeswax, get them directly from beekeepers to avoid getting fake beeswax. It's difficult to tell if your beeswax has been adulterated with paraffin unless you send it to a laboratory for testing* but a good clue is in the price. If it's cheap, it probably isn't real!
To make wraps that cling, you will need to add tree resin & jojoba oil. Melt the ingredients together in a pot - be patient, don't rush the process. Heating your wax above 100C will reduce the quality of your wax.
Alternatively, leave the heavy lifting to us and grab these ready to use mending bars. Formulated with our special blend of beeswax, tree resin, and jojoba oil - just chop and sprinkle them on to your old wraps for a quick refresh!
We put our mending bar to the test, we mended 5 small, 3 medium, 2 large wraps and still have leftover wax (see mending bar on the left).
Dispose your wraps responsibly without creating more burden on our waste management system with these options:
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*Minimakers beeswax has been tested and certified by the laboratory to be pure and safe from harmful pesticides.
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