The wraps are coated with a mixture of beeswax, pine tree resin and vegetable oil.
Both beeswax and tree resin have been used for ages to preserve, seal and protect food and are known to be antibacterial, antimicrobial and even antifungal. If you will take good care of your wrap, it will last very long. Staining will eventually occur as well as some patina, but it will not effect the function.
Please, follow this instructions:
- to clean your wrap, whipe it with a wet cloth or rinse in cold water. You can use mild soap if needed
- avoid contact with any sources of heat
- don't use for wraping raw meet
- try to avoid contact with food that might stain the wrap in a way that might bother you and lead to you franticly trying to rub it of (beet root spread, for example). By intensive cleaning, you can rub away the beeswax.
- usage marks will occure after some time. To refresh your wrap, place in on the baking paper on a baking sheet into your oven set on 90-110 degrees Celsius for a couple of minutes. The temeperature needed for melting the beeswax depends on how your oven works so put it on low and if the wax doesn't melt, set the tmperature higher.
- If the damage is bigger, grind some beeswax on your wrap before puting it to the oven. You can get some beeswax in our store or buy a clean beeswax candle. Here you find various videos on how to refresh your beeswax wrap at home.
- after 12-18 months of intensive use are most beeswax wraps behind saving. In this case, cut it into stripes and compost it or thow it away.