How do I use a WaxHiveWrap?
Simply use the heat from your hands to seal it around your cheese, vegetables, sandwiches bowls trays whatever your wrapping needs might be.
What can I use a WaxHiveWrap for?
Almost anything you keep in the fridge! They are great for keeping bread, cheese, vegetables, fruit and covering baking bowls to name a few.
Our WaxHiveWraps are breathable and water-resistant so not only are they great at keeping your food fresh they also work well for ferments (we always use them for our rising sourdough breads).
Why use a WHW?
Treat your food right, keep plastic out of sight.
Our world is in a climate and pollution crises and our aim is to help make the little changes that make a big difference. Our product helps to reduce single-use plastic by being a Reusable, Long-lasting, Compostable and Ecofriendly.
Not only is it about reducing plastic waste but also acknowledging the importance of good food and how to care for it so it doesn’t go to waste. Our wraps are made with all-natural products meaning it is 100% biodegradable so when it has taken its last breath it can either be composted or cut into pieces and used as firelighters.
Changes can be hard but at least this one adds a bit of fun and colour to everyday life!
Anything I should avoid?
Hot places, like ovens, microwaves and direct sunlight. It’s also best to avoid raw meat, fish, and pineapples.
How do I clean my wrap?
To clean your wrap rinse them in cold water with a bit of eco detergent and hang to dry.
It must be cold water as the wax has a melting point at around 60° C.
Can I use my wrap in the oven, microwave or around hot food?
Unfortunately not, as the heat will melt the wrap.
If you would like to cover your leftovers, we suggest you let your food cool down before wrapping it and putting it in the fridge. In general it is a good idea to let your leftovers cool down before refrigerating. Hot food in the fridge risks tarnishing other foods, and will use more electricity to lower the temperature.
Where do I store them?
When your wraps have dried after washing, store them in your drawer or any handy places away from the sun.
Are they reusable?
YES, they most certainly are.
How long will my wrap last for?
Our WaxHiveWraps last for 6 months or more if they have been well cared for. When you use our wrap, creases are naturally going to form. We recommend that you refresh the wrap every couple of months (depending on the use) this will smoothen out the creases and redistribute wax into cracks where the wraps have continuously been folded - simply resetting it.
I accidentally washed my wrap with hot water what do I do?
Don’t worry. it is not as bad as it might seem. To save your wrap, we have refresher blocks available on the website! It is a block of the solution we use when making the wraps. See below how to use it.
Time For a Refresh
When and how do I use a refresher block?
After a year of use, your wrap might feel a bit thin. In this situation, you can also use the refresher blocks to top up the amount of wax on your wrap.
All you have to do is refresh it like normal, but grating a bit of the block on to the wrap where the wax is crumbling off or is missing and you will be back in action.
The use of the wrap and your judgment determines when it is time to refresh them. It is natural that with use and refreshing that some wax will have been left on the baking
How do I refresh them?
Refreshing your wrap will make it look like new again! There are two methods:
Oven – set your oven at 100 degrees C place your wrap on a baking tray with baking paper (so wax doesn’t go on your tray) and pop it in the oven for 2- 3 min until the solution on the wrap has melted. Take it out of the oven, remove from the tray making sure not to burn your fingers, gently waft it until it has cooled down. Do not use this method if you have a gas oven as the naked flame could set it on fire.
Iron – set your iron on the cotton setting, on your ironing board place an old piece of fabric you don’t use anymore (towel, tea towel, t-shirt) to protect your ironing board from wax. Cut two pieces of baking paper so they are about 5 cm bigger on every side than your wrap. Place the wrap between the baking paper so it goes: Ironing board, old tea towel, baking paper, wrap, baking paper, iron. Iron it so the wax on the wrap melts and redistributes itself back into the wrap. When the wax feels spread again, take it off the paper and waft it in the air to cool down for a little bit (about 1 min).
Tip! Keep the baking paper for next time you refresh your wrap
What sizes are available?
Small 20 cm x 20 cm
This size is great for wrapping small blocks of cheese, cut vegetables like cucumber and half avocadoes and great for covering small bowels, lunch snacks and jars.
Medium 30 cm x 30 cm
Good for small sandwiches, blocks of cheese, bowls and greens
Large 36 cm x 36 cm
Great for Lunch Packs, Camping, loaves of bread, Fruit & Vegies and mostly any Household container. Also great to take to your local refill shop and make a Carrying pouch, or florist wrap
XLarge 43 cm x 43 cm
The biggy is great for loaves of bread, wrapping your green leaves, salad bowls, half cabbages, melons
What do we Package our products with?
Our packaging is plastic free! We use recycled brown paper from https://www.eco-craft.co.uk that is cut, folded and hand stamped by us. The paper is recyclable and our inkpad can be refilled. When we send our wraps to you we use the same brown paper and eco-crafts parcel tape which is made of renewable craft paper, and the adhesive is natural rubber based meaning it is recyclable and vegan friendly.
We will post your WaxHiveWraps as soon as possible. Usually, you should receive the wraps within 5 working days. However, if the wraps have not arrived within 14 working days, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org