The BeeKeepa DIY Wrap Kit includes everything* you need to make your own Beeswax Wraps! * Apart from fabric, but that's the best bit - you get to choose! Great for those of us who have scraps of material stashed away or maybe your can re-purpose that special shirt or recycle fabric from an op shop! Sustainability at its best!
Proudly from Melbourne, BeeKeepa wraps came up with the DIY kit to extend their creativity and eco ethos in to your home. The kit contains:
80g of BeeKeepa's signature blend of organic Australian beeswax, natural tree resin and organic jojoba oil which is enough to coat 4-5 medium (25cm) pieces of fabric.
A bristle brush to spread the wax.
Instructions and notes on how to make your own beeswax wraps.
USAGE AND CARE OF YOUR WRAPS
Wraps are malleable and easily fold to cover items. They are not suitable for liquids, as they are not airtight. They are not suitable for raw meat as they cannot be washed in hot water. Items with strong pigments (such as beetroot) may stain lighter fabrics.
When new, the wraps tend to have an extra tackinesss due to the texture created from brushing on the coating. This does diminish with cleaning and use as the wrap softens and it’s then that the warmth of your hands becomes an important factor in ‘activating’ the wraps. You can warm the wraps up by rubbing them between your hands, or crumpling them up a little and flattening them out a few times.
The wraps stick best when there is a good overlapping of the fabric and when you’re wrapping them around a bowl, for example, you may need to hold them for a few moments with a bit of pressure to help transfer the heat from your hands to the wrap, especially if the plate or bowl is cold. Remember that they are a natural product and will change with use. Crinkles and creases are a normal part of the ageing process and do not affect the use of the wrap unless it creates a deep crease and the coating cracks which is when they need to be replaced.
To clean they can be rinsed in cool water and wiped with a soft cloth, with a little mild detergent if needed, and left to air dry before storing flat in a drawer. If looked after, they can be used for up to 100 uses before being retired to the compost bin.
Ecostainable - changing the world, one home at a time.