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Simple Ways To Clean Beeswax Wraps (How To Wash & Store)

How To Clean Beeswax Wraps

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This article is going to be short but very very important for you. Because in this post, I will guide you on how to clean beeswax wraps. Also, I will share some important facts about cleaning and storing beeswax wraps effectively.

 

 

Do Beeswax Wraps Go Bad?

Yes, beeswax wraps obviously go bad over time. But if you can use and store it properly it will last comparatively long. That’s why you should learn how to wash beeswax wraps and clean them properly to use them for a long time.

The natural beeswax from the wrap can break down because of keeping it at a hot temperature, cleaning it in the wrong manner, or using it for a long time. It’s natural that beeswax wraps go bad over time. But you can increase its usability by following proper cleaning and storing rules.

 

 

 

How Often Do You Wash Beeswax Wraps?

The frequency of washing beeswax wraps can be varied. For example, if you are using it to store oily foods or similar kinds of foods you need to wash them after every 1 or 2 times use. If you are using a beeswax wrap to keep dry food. You may need less frequent to wash them.

But it is recommended you should wash a beeswax wrap after using them 3 to 4 times. But when you find stains or debris on the wrap you should wash it before using it again.

 

 

 

Can You Wash And Reuse Beeswax Wraps?

Of course. You can wash and reuse beeswax wraps for a few months to even a year. But before reusing beeswax wraps you should know how to clean it and store it properly. Also, when you see beeswax coating is started to break down you shouldn’t reuse them again.

 

 

 

How To Clean Beeswax Wraps

Now it’s the main part of how we should clean beeswax wraps to use them for a long time. Can we use warm water to clean beeswax wraps? Obviously not. If you use warm or hot water to clean a beeswax wrap it will melt the coated beeswax from the wrap.

So, you might be thinking about how we should clean beeswax wraps. Well, you can clean beeswax wraps following one of the 3 ways.

  1. Clean the beeswax wrap using only cold water without any cleaning agent.
  2. Rinse it with cold water and dishwashing liquid and clean it using your hand without any brush or scrubber.
  3. Rinse the wrap with cold water and dishwashing liquid and clean it using a sponge or coconut scrubber.

 

Among the three above methods, you can follow any of them. If you want to know the most effective method I would suggest you the second one. That’s what I am going to guide you step by step.

 

Steps To Clean A Beeswax Wrap And Reusing It Effectively
Steps To Clean A Beeswax Wrap And Reusing It Effectively

 

 

 

Most Effective Way To Wash A beeswax Wrap On Your Home

This is actually how I clean beeswax wraps and using beeswax wraps for years. Follow the steps.

  • Step-1: First take the beeswax wrap on your hand and brush off if there is any debris.
  • Step-2: Prepare a clean sink for washing purposes. If possible make sure your shink have enough area so that the wrap fits into it.
  • Step-3: Now start the shink tap and start cold water flow at a low rate. Make sure the water is slightly cold not warm or hot.
  • Step-4: Soak the wrap in the cold water flow and add one or two drops of dishwashing liquid not more than that.
  • Step-5: Now use your hand only and swish it around the wraps. Just make sure it is nice and clean.
  • Step-6: Turn it over and clean the other side also using your hand. That’s it just remove the stain and you are almost done. Don’t squeeze it. Otherwise, coated beeswax may break down.
  • Step-7: Now take over the wrap from the liquid mix water and rinse it with cold fresh water once again.

That’s all you have successfully cleaned your beeswax wraps. Make sure you haven’t squeezed it at any point. Simply rinse it with cold water must.

 

If you want to use a sponge brush then okay you can go for it. But don’t use any hard scrubber. Because it can cause damage to the beeswax.

 

 

 

Can You Wash Beeswax Wraps With Soap?

I wouldn’t recommend you wash the wraps with normal soap. Only cold water is enough in most cases. But if you find any stain over it you can wash it with 1 or 2 drops of dishwashing liquids not more than that.

 

 

 

What Should Be The Cold Water Temperature To Clean Beeswax Wraps?

There is no specific temperature of cold water to clean the beeswax wraps. The water temperature below 20º C will be enough for washing it properly. Try to keep the water temperature around 14º C and it would be most effective to wash the beeswax wraps.

 

 

 

How To Dry Beeswax Wraps

It is also an important step. After washing the beeswax wraps with cold water should you dry the beeswax wraps by keeping them in the sunlight? No way. You should avoid placing the wrap in any warm or hot place. 

So, how do we are gonna dry the beeswax wrap? Well, you can put it over a drying cloth and let it to be dry on air. You can also keep it below the ceiling fan to dry it faster.

But don’t let it dry in sunlight or any hot place.

 

 

How To Revive Wax Wraps

How To Revive A Beeswax Wrap
How To Revive A Beeswax Wrap

After washing a bee wraps we have to reuse it. In order to reuse a beeswax wrap we need to revive it. So, when it becomes dry enough just stretch it using your hands. When it looks natural you are ready to reuse it again to store your foods or whatever purpose you are going to use it.

 

 

 

 

 

How To Store Beeswax Wraps Effectively

Storing beeswax wraps properly and effectively will help you to use them for longer periods of time. You can’t store it in a warm place. You should keep it at a nice cool temperature. Followings are the most effective way to store beeswax wraps.

  • Put the beeswax wrap in an airtight plastic or glass jar after every use.
  • Don’t keep it in a warm place and never let it in the sunlight.
  • You can keep it in a cold, dark place and that could be inside a drawer.

You can keep it with other wraps each time you use it. Just make sure to keep them in a slightly cold place not necessarily very cold. 

 

 

 

Can You Put Beeswax Wraps In The Fridge?

If you are thinking to store your food in a fridge by wrapping it with a beeswax wrap you can do it. Putting beeswax wraps in the fridge won’t cause any damage to the beeswax. It will effectively keep your foods more fresh and safe.

The coated beeswax might get hard if it is kept at a freezing temperature. For this situation when you are thinking to use the beeswax wrap again. Make sure to keep it at room temperature for an hour. Then you can reuse it again to store foods.

 

 

 

Final Words About Cleaning Beeswax Wraps

So, guys hopefully now you know how to clean beeswax wraps most effectively. Don’t forget to use cold water each time you are washing the wrap. Also, make sure to store it in a cold and dark place.

Remember washing beeswax wraps properly and storing them effectively will help you to use a beeswax wrap longer. But when you see coated beeswax starts breaking down much, it’s time to replace the wrap with a new one. Because nothing lasts forever.

But washing it properly and keeping it in a cool and dry place will help us to use beeswax wraps for more than a year.

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