Beeswax Wraps and Living Without Plastic in the Kitchen
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WHY SHOULD I SAY "NO" TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC?
A: Our excessive reliance on disposable plastic is overwhelming our oceans and landfills. (Not so) fun facts:
- By 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. Americans discard more than 30 million tons of plastic a year; only 8% of it gets recycled.
- Over the last ten years, we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
- Plastic never goes away - it just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces.
- Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body – 93% of Americans age six or older test positive for the plastic chemical BPA.
Q: WHAT ARE SUGGESTED USES OF BEESWAX FOOD WRAPS?
A: Use our beeswax wraps to preserve opened up fruits, vegetables or cheese. Actually, anywhere you would otherwise be using plastic (but don't use with raw meats and keep away from heat).
SMALL WRAP 7" x 7" - seal the end of a cucumber, wrap half a lemon or an avocado - even a small snack. Save your onion but not that smell!
MEDIUM WRAP 10" x 10" - store cheese, wrap a muffin or cover a bowl.
LARGE WRAP 13" x 13" – wrap a crusty loaf of bread or stop a bunch of fresh herbs from going slimy. Seal half a squash, melon or cabbage.
SANDWICH WRAP 13" x 13" – build your lunch, set on the wrap and fold in the corners, toss string around the button and have the best-dressed sandwich in town!
Q: HOW DO I USE MY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP?
A: Simply create a mold around your food using the warmth of your hands, and create a seal with your beeswax food wrap. As it cools, the wrap will hold its shape and harden. If you like it to be more sticky, activate the wrap more.
Use in the fridge, out of the fridge, in your lunchbox, or at the campsite.
Heat and wax are not friends here - let your leftovers cool and don't use the wrap in the microwave.
Q: HOW DO I CLEAN MY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP?
A: Wash in cold water using a mild soap as needed.
Simply wipe down with a wet cloth if, for example, it's been covering a bowl of greens or wrapping your celery.
Air dry, and fold to store for multiple uses.
Q: HOW LONG WILL MY BEESWAX FOOD WRAP LAST?
A: Beeswax wraps can last from a few months up to a year, all depending on how hard their life has been.
In their second life, they can be repurposed and used to open jar lids, or scrunch them up and make awesome fire starters.
Or, just toss them into your compost bin!
Q: WHY USE BEESWAX FOOD WRAPS?
A: Beeswax has plenty of great benefits, making this plastic-free concept to preserve food an effective no-waste solution.
Our food wraps help to avoid food waste (by keeping food fresher for longer) and help to reduce plastic pollution (no more need for single-use disposable plastics) and have the following properties:
- All Natural & Biodegradable
- Eco-friendly & Plastic-free
- Food Safe & Sustainable
- Washable & Reusable
- Waterproof & Breathable
Q: WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF YOUR BEESWAX FOOD WRAPS?
A: Our beeswax wraps are handmade by infusing 100% cotton cloth with pure Canadian beeswax, tree resin, and organic jojoba oil.
Each wrap is individually handcrafted, and so is subtly unique.
Q: DO YOUR BEESWAX FOOD WRAPS HAVE A SMELL?
A: Yes! The sweet smell of beeswax. This smell can differ slightly from batch to batch as the nectar collected by the bees is influenced by the characteristics of the flowers within an 8 km radius of their hive.
However, your food will not take on the smell or taste of beeswax.
Q: WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF BEESWAX CLOTH?
A: Historically beeswax cloth was used for wrapping Egyptian mummies. It has since morphed into a modern-day food wrap, currently being made by numerous producers – or you can make your own too!
Whichever route you take, we are happy you’ve decided to take a step closer towards living minimal waste.
Q: WHAT ABOUT SHIPPING?
A: Free shipping in Canada via standard Canada Post.
$12 flat rate in the USA.
Please contact us if you require expedited, registered, or tracked shipping.
Made By Bees is not responsible for paying duties on international orders.
Once placed, your order is typically shipped within 3 - 5 business days.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
A: Disappointed with your purchase?
Did you make an error at checkout?
We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase.
Please contact us with details within one week of delivery of your package.
Since this is a food product, only unused wraps are eligible for a full refund, less shipping costs.