It's all about being earth friendly. Single-use plastic is used once, but lasts FOREVER. It turns into micro-plastics which pollute our water and food. By choosing a reusable and compostable option, not only are you saving money, you are also being mindful of your footprint. Did we mention beeswax wraps keep your food fresher as well? And finally, beeswax wraps are just way more functional and useful than plastic wrap.
Yes! Hand wash with cold water and a soft non-abrasive cloth. Use alcohol-free soap for greasy messes. Air dry on the counter or dish rack.
They are reusable for approximately 1-2 years before they lose their stick.
Yes! The beeswax and resin creates a 'sticky' effect which allows it to seal to itself and other items. However, this natural coating is heat sensitive which means if the wrap is cold, it does not feel sticky at all. A little heat from your hands is all it needs to 'activate' its stickiness and allow you to create a lasting seal. Test this effect out by crumpling the wrap between your hands and then feel it soften the longer you hold it.
YES. Beeswax is naturally antimicrobial and slightly breathable. This combination keeps your food noticeably fresher longer than airtight plastic.
The wraps are 100% home compostable. Dig them into your garden or send them off with your compost pickup. Alternatively, save your old wraps for your next camping trip, as they make an excellent slow burning fire starter.
Cotton fabric, Canadian beeswax, organic jojoba oil and pine tree resin. We hand make all our wraps in Vancouver, BC.
Bee Kind beeswax wraps feature prints that were originally painted with acrylic on canvas by our founder's mom! They were then reprinted digitally onto fabric with food safe dyes. The colour is set and will not transfer.
We recommend storing them rolled or flat in a stack in a kitchen drawer. We don't recommend storing them with a heavy crease.
We do see a little beeswax residue left behind from brand new wraps, especially on things like glassware. This is completely normal and easily washes off with warm water.
For almost all people, the answer is no. For a few people however, they do report sensing a taste/scent change. It completely depends on how sensitive your nose is. The natural aroma of beeswax and pine resin is noticeable while the wraps are new, and most people wish this scent would never fade! However, it does indeed disappear within the first couple months.
We do not recommend putting them in the freezer. Because they are slightly breathable, your food could get freezer burn.
Yes! Place the wrap between two pieces of parchment paper and iron the wrap on low. You want to remelt the wax completely back into the cloth. Avoid pushing the wax out to the edges with sweeping motions. Instead, simply press and hold the iron over the wrap until each part is melted. Let it completely cool before peeling back the paper.
No. As you cannot wash them in hot water, you would not be able to properly sanitize them if they had been touching raw meat.
Our vegan wraps are made with a proprietory blend of soy and candelilla wax instead of beeswax. They also feature damar resin instead of pine resin.
We created the vegan wraps for a few reasons! Most importantly, our beeswax wraps are 100% cruelty free. We would never create a product that was harmful or exploitive of our important pollinators! We created the vegan wraps for a few different reasons:
1. Some of our customers could not use our beeswax wraps due to allergies. We created a wrap with an entirely new ingredient list so we could provide an option to those with sensitivities.
2. Our vegan wraps are scentless. The beeswax is lovely and fragrant, but that scent didn't agree with everyone! Again, we wanted to create an option for those with sensitivities to scent.
3. While beeswax is a sustainable and ethical ingredient, it's technically an animal byproduct as it's created by bees! This means that those who lead a plant based lifestyle cannot indulge in beeswax wraps. We created an option for them!