When you use your beeswax wraps for some time and the beeswax starts coming off, there is an easy way to make it good again and looks as new.
This is how the beeswax wrap looks like after one year.
If you have bought our special assorted set of 4 wraps, you will find a signature beeswax blend (100% handmade and blended with natural beeswax, organic coconut oil and tree resin) enclosed in your order.
If not, you can order our signature beeswax blend from here for only $1.99. Our signature beeswax blend (45g, 5x5cm each) is enough to refresh 4 pieces of your beeswax wrap (from small to extra large size).
To revive your beeswax wrap, you will need:
– Some extra beeswax
– Baking paper sheets (one per wrap)
– A spare grater for the beeswax block
– An oven tray – An oven preheated to a low heat (about 100 Celsius degree)
– A flat surface to work on (tilted surfaces will cause uneven beeswax distribution!)
– A place to hang your beeswax wraps
– An old cookie sheet (optional)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 100 Celsius degree before beginning the process.
2. Grate the attached beeswax into a small bowl.
3. Place your cotton wrap on a baking tray or oven tray and sparsely sprinkle the grated beeswax over the top, all the way to the edges. Less is more – if the wax is too thick, the cloth will not be able to absorb it all.
4. Place the tray in your warm oven and remove as soon as the grated wax has melted, about 2-3 minutes. Use a paintbrush to ensure the whole cloth is covered with the melted wax. There is no need to turn the wrap over as the blend will melt through the fabric, effectively waxing both sides.
5. Pick up the wax-covered wrap and peg it on a line until cool and dry. Repeat, repeat and repeat until you have used all your wax. If there is excess wax on the baking tray, just press the next cloth into it to absorb it, and reduce the amount of grated wax you add.
6. Once it’s cool – about 1 minute – your Nature4MulaTM wraps will be ready to use and look shiny and new!Refreshing your beeswax wrap this way is very simple and makes your wrap truly sustainable and reusable for a very long time.
If your Nature4MulaTM fabric is in an awkward stage between waxed and worn out, it can still be used as a handy (and lightly water resistant) cloth for other things, such as presenting or wrapping flowers and herbs, rolling out your baking dough and even storage for items when travelling (such as soap or toothbrush)!