Ultimate Beeswax Wrap Starter Guide

February 05, 2022 3 min read

bundles of beeswax wraps

Congratulations on getting your first beeswax wraps! We've put together this article to show you how to get the most out of your wraps.

Why beeswax wrap works.

Besides being REALLY BAD for our environment, single-use plastic wrap suffocates your fresh produce and traps natural gases they emit inside resulting in condensation which breeds bacteria and mold resulting in food waste.

Beeswax wrap is a natural and BETTER alternative. Made with natural ingredients carefully selected for their unique qualities.

  • BEESWAX: Anti-bacterial, water & air resistant.
  • TREE RESIN: Tacky, superior cling.
  • JOJOBA OIL: Pliable, long lifespan.
  • COTTON: All natural, durable material.

The wraps are breathable and acts like a skin layer that help retain your fruits & vegetable's moisture while releases natural gases emitted so they stay fresh longer.

We did a little experiment and put our bok choy to the test.

Video: Minimakers beeswax wrap challenge on YouTube

Where do I start?

Your beeswax wraps were made to order so you can use them straight out of the box. If you prefer, you can also give them a quick rinse under cold water (we recommend using only gentle or diluted dish soap) and hang dry.

(Scrubbing, wringing, or washing your wrap under hot water will damage the wax coating.)

Once dry, they are ready to be put to work!

Here's a video guide on cleaning your beeswax wrap.

How do I start?

We love that beeswax wraps are great for many things and surfaces. They work well on wood, metal, ceramic, coconut bowls, and even plastic (they do not cling well to flimsy takeaway containers as it is difficult to press the wrap against the container to form a tight seal.)

Get creative, the possibility is endless but take care to avoid direct contact with:
Raw meat, raw fish, or deli meats. Instead, put them into a bowl and cover.
All sources of heat. Including warm water, microwaves, oven, hot cars, dishwashers, and hot food.

Pro Tip: To cover half cut watermelon, use a larger piece so the wrap can stick to itself and form a tight seal around the watermelon.

Here are some application ideas that we use and love daily!

How do I store my wraps?

After each use, clean your wraps and allow to air dry completely before storing in a cool dry place. We recommend storing your beeswax wraps in the refrigerator.

Our wraps are made from 100% natural ingredients with no preservatives and additives. Jojoba oil in particular has a shelf life of two years at room temperature and twice that long if keep refrigerated. Shielding them from the hot and humid Singapore weather will help you enjoy your wraps longer.

Minimakers storage idea for fridge

Troubleshoot

My wraps feel really stiff and doesn't seem to cling well to containers.

Wraps can be a little stiff when new, just gently scrunch them up and unfold. This will activate the beeswax, soften the wrap and help them cling.

 

My wraps feel too soft & sticky.

Your kitchen may be a little warm, store wraps in the refrigerator so they last longer.

Can I use my wraps in the freezer?

Yes! Just be careful when unwrapping to let your wraps warm to room temperature. Frozen wax is brittle and may chip off your wrap when unfolding.

My wax coating is flaking.

We know how distressing this can be! This may be caused by scrubbing or exposing your wrap to heat.

But don't panic, we are here to help. Depending on the extent of damage (and the amount of wax left on your wrap), you may be able to revive your wraps just by popping them into the oven for a couple of minutes for the wax to redistribute itself or you can purchase our mending bar to top up the wax and your wraps will be good as new.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Line a baking tray with baking paper or silicone mat and place the worn wrap on top.
2. Chop mending bar into small pieces and sprinkle evenly over the wrap.
3. Place the tray into the oven at 80-100C for 5 minutes or until the wax has fully melted.
4. Remove tray from oven and use a clean brush to evenly spread the wax.
5. Put the tray back into the oven until the wax has fully melted.
6. Remove tray from the oven.
7. Quickly lift the top two corners of the wrap and peel it entirely away from the baking paper. Be careful, it’s hot!
8. Keep holding the two corners of the wrap until the wax is cool.

Still need help?

Drop us an email at hello@minimakers.sg or chat with us on Instagram @minimakers.sg.


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