All About Our Beeswax and Vegan Wraps
Food Safe | Handmade in the UK | Eco-Friendly
Food Safe - Our wraps are tested and certified food safe
Handmade in the UK - no machines for us!
Eco-Friendly - in production, packaging and shipping.
We ship US orders using DHL's spare capacity (your orders hitchhike on shipments going anyway) and then they go into the US Postal Service's system, which has a 3x lower carbon footprint than the major couriers.
In the UK, we use Royal Mail, which has the lowest carbon footprint of any national delivery service, thanks to their "feet on the street" model, where over half of all deliveries are made wholly or partially on foot.
Lasts up to a Year or More
Save loads of money by replacing single-use plastic! And the wraps can be rewaxed when they need a bit more oomph.
Handmade in London
Hand-cut fabric and hand-dipped wax make these a truly artisan product. And if you're in the UK, you know you're buying local.
Completely Plastic Free
From the product itself to the packaging of your order, we use only biodegradable, recyclable materials - good for the planet!
Works in the Fridge & Freezer too
Keep leftovers fresh on the worktop, in the fridge or the freezer.
Bio-degradable / Compostable
When your wraps are knackered, pop them into the compost, use them as fire lighters or even dig them into your garden.
Made with 100% Green Electricity
We're reducing our carbon footprint wherever possible.
Everything you want to know about beeswax wraps
What are beeswax wraps?
Put simply, they're 100% cotton that's been soaked in a mix of beeswax, resin and oil to create an eco-friendly, reusable, pliable cover for food that is biodegradable and compostable.
What are beeswax wraps used for?
Wax wraps can replace at least year's worth of plastic bags. Use them to wrap leftovers, cover bowls, wrap sandwiches, store half an onion, apple, etc, even keep open bottles of wine fresh and your toothbrush ready for travel! They also work in the freezer.
Are beeswax wraps safe?
We can guarantee that ours are! We're one of the only wraps makers to have had our finished products independently tested and approved for food contact safety. In fact we've got an entire food safety page dedicated to all the ways that we've made sure our wraps are food safe.
In addition, all of our fabrics are OEKO-TEX 100 Certified free from harmful substances, and all of our ingredients are UK FSA-, EU-EFSA and US FDA-approved.
Are beeswax wraps good for the environment?
Yes, and in many ways. They're plastic-free and BPA-free, made from just 4 materials: beeswax, sustainably tapped damar resin, extra virgin olive oil and OEKO-TEX Certified 100% cotton. We chose damar resin instead of pine resin because some people are allergic to pine.
They're reusable for a year or more and easily washable.
Beeswax wraps are also completely biodegradable and compostable, so they don't go into landfill or end up in our oceans.
How do beeswax wraps work?
Just like cling film, the wrap moulds around and adheres to surfaces or itself. The warmth of your hands makes the wrap pliable and adhesive. Don’t be afraid to pinch the ends together – that’s when it really does its job!
Do they transfer any odour or taste to food?
Nope. In fact, we've had this independently tested and our wraps transfer no discernible odour or taste to food. Please see our Certified Food Safe page for all the details.
How do I clean beeswax wraps?
With cold/cool water, a sponge and a little washing up liquid. Hang over your dish drying rack to air-dry. Don’t put it on any radiators or other heat sources or the wax will melt.
How should beeswax wraps be stored?
Wax wraps do not like the heat, so keep them somewhere cool, like a drawer or a cabinet.
Are beeswax wraps microwavable?
Beeswax does not like heat, so they shouldn't be put into the microwave, dishwasher or oven. Don't wrap hot food or bowls, either, or the wax will melt.
What if I accidentally melt the wax?
It does happen - we've done it, too! If you do accidentally melt the wax, drop us a note and we’ll be happy to tell you how to fix.
How long do beeswax wraps last?
With regular use and proper care, they will last for up to a year or more.
What about when they're knackered?
You’ve got two choices: refresh them or compost them. The wraps are 100% compostable and/or upcycleable. They make great firelighters!
Can I use them on raw meat or fish?
Please don't, because they shouldn't be cleaned with hot water.
What about allergies?
We advise against using any beeswax wraps if you have any nut allergies. There are no nuts in them, but there is tree resin. Best to be extra-cautious.