Use & Care Wax Wraps
With proper care, you can expect your wrap to last over a year.
Hand-wash your wrap in COLD water and eco-friendly dish soap.
In COLD water the wax coating will be stiff, providing a stable surface to clean. Your wrap washes like a plate, not a piece of fabric. It can handle a light scrub with a gentle dishcloth or sponge.
For a heavily soiled wrap or if you have many to wash, run a bit of COLD water in your sink, add soap and immerse your wraps. Wash them like regular dishes. Do not let them soak for a prolonged period of time.
Dry your freshly washed wrap with a towel for immediate use or place over a dish rack. Do not wring.
Tree resin and wax are soluble in alcohol. Check the ingredient list of your dish soap. If alcohol is in the first 5 ingredients it is too harsh for your wrap. If there are no ingredients listed and the manufacturer will not disclose them, consider replacing the soap with a suitable option.
Stains and creases are normal. We consider it character.
All materials used are natural so deeply pigmented foods may contribute to the personality of your wrap. You can minimize staining by rinsing your wrap in cold water shortly after food has been removed. Avoid prolonged contact with oily or greasy foods.
Allow food to cool slightly before covering and avoid placing hot food directly on your wrap. Keep away from all sources of heat and open flame.
Your wrap is fabric and the edges are not finished. The wax coating holds all the fibers of the fabric together. Over time you may notice little frays around the edges. Trim them up with a rotary blade or sharp scissors.
Your wrap is self-adhesive. You don’t have to wet it.
The combination of beeswax or Candelilla wax, tree resin and jojoba oil that coats the hemp and cotton fabric is very malleable at room temperature. It can adhere to virtually any solid food or container, so there is no need to wet it before you use it. Out of the package, your wraps are ready to go.
In the fridge, your wrap becomes stiff and holds its new shape. A return to room temperature will soon soften it.