What is a beeswax wrap?
An all natural, eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap.
What are they made with?
Beeswax, tree resins, jojoba oil and 100% cotton.
What do I use them for?
The main purpose of reusable beeswax wraps is to preserve food, but you are only limited by your creativity! Some common uses include:
- fruits + veggies herbs
- bowls + plates
- & more!
How long do they last?
For the average person about a year is typical.
What do I do with them after?
When they loose their stickiness, you can use them like a wax paper. Once they’re beyond the point of no return, you can compost them or use them as fire starters.
What sizes are they offered in?
(Don’t see a size on our website – send us at email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can order it in for you!)
Small : 6×9″
Medium : 10×10″
Large : 11×14″
What size do I need?
Smalls are great for small produce like lemons, avocados or covering small jars. Mediums are versatile and can be used for larger produce or to cover bowls and plates with leftovers. Larges are perfect for making snack packs or covering mid-sized baking dishes.
What kind of wax is used?
All of the wax used to create the wraps is sourced locally from Urban Bee Honey Farm. All of their hives are located on Vancouver Island or in the greater Vancouver area.
How do I get them to stick?
In order to “activate” the wrap and to get it to be at it’s prime “stickiness”, we recommend also using the heat of your hands in order to warm the wax up before you use them. This involves maneuvering the wrap between your fingers and using the heat of your hands to help it stick to the edge of whatever surface you’re trying to adhere it to.
How do I clean/care for them?
1. USE COLD WATER
One of the biggest factors that will affect the longevity of your wrap is hot water. Using hot water will start to de-saturate or pull the wax away from the cotton, meaning it will start to crack and crumble. Clearly we don’t want that!
So be sure to use cold water as much as you can. Depending on what you have wrapped, you can simply wipe the beeswax wrap down with a damp cloth, or you can use some soap suds from a mild dish detergent and rinse with cold water.
2. NO MICROWAVE
Although plastic wrap is not actually intended for microwave use, this became a popular method out of convenience. Whether you start using reusable beeswax wraps as an alternative to plastic wrap (and we hope you have already!) let’s agree to stop microwaving plastics. It’s not good for you. It’s also not good for your wrap as it causes melting. It may make your kitchen smell awesome, but your food and wrap will be wrecked!
3. LET LEFTOVERS COOL
Are you noticing a trend yet? Heat and wax are not friends. Goldilocks wraps are perfect for preserving leftovers, but if it’s a hot dish just let it cool off to room temperature before you cover it up.
If you’ve never used beeswax wraps before, or if you’re trying to get family members in the house to switch over, we recommend keeping them in a basket or bowl on the counter for the first while. Everyone seems to have that drawer that things go into and never come back out of, right? We are creatures of habit and out of sight, out of mind is a real thing. Once you find you are using your wraps instinctually, feel free to keep them in a cupboard or drawer.
5. WHEN IN DOUBT
Treat them like your skin. Anything that is hard or drying on your hands (heat, harsh detergents, etc) will likely also be hard on your wraps. They are strong and durable as well, so don’t be scared to bunch them up into a ball, press and mould them with the heat of your hands to hold a shape and get them to do what you want.
Did you know:
- Each Goldilocks reusable beeswax wrap is made individually by hand in small batches. From the washing and cutting of the cotton, to waxing piece by piece, to folding and packaging, they do it all themselves by hand! Each wrap is held to the highest of quality standards and infused with an extra dose of love.
- The average person uses over 2000 square feet of plastic every year, and while our main goal is to help reduce this to zero, one of the added bonuses of our wraps is that they will actually keep your food fresh for longer! (Yes, you heard that right!). They’re better for the environment, and better for your wallet by saving food: It’s a win-win.
- Many people think the name is a reflection of the founder Amy’s long blonde hair, but there’s more to it than superficial appearances. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. Not only does this apply to the care of our wraps, but a belief that lasting change stems from a balanced lifestyle. People are often overwhelmed when starting out their zero waste journey and choose to do nothing as a result. The key is to make small changes that can be maintained long term and to add in new habits over time. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Scientists also refer to the location of planet earth as the Goldilocks Zone, the perfect balance to foster life. Let’s keep this planet beautiful together.