What are beeswax wraps?
Beeswax wraps are cotton wraps infused with a beeswax blend that you can use in place of environmentally-unfriendly plastic wraps.
What are they made of?
The Kind Hive uses 100% organic cotton, organic Canadian beeswax (from the Okanagan!), natural food-grade tree rosin, and organic jojoba oil.
How do they work?
The beeswax infusion creates a nice sticky coating on the cotton. Using the warmth of your fingers along with some light pressure, you can mold the wraps to wrap your food or cover your bowl. The wrap simply adheres to itself and to other surfaces (e.g. glass) to create a seal.
What can they be used for?
Use them to store foods: wrap berries, cheese, fruits, or veggies for storage in the fridge. You can also cover dishes and jars. Wraps can be used to store dry snacks or baked goods. We do not recommend using these for meat, since fabric is porous and cannot be washed sufficiently.
While they have been made with food in mind, they can also be used for other things: wrap soap when you travel or wrap a fresh bouquet of flowers. Use your imagination!
How do I care for them?
Since beeswax melts, keep them away from heat sources. Washing in hot water will cause the beeswax coating to dissolve away from the wrap.
Hand-wash these babies in cold water using a mild (eco-friendly!) soap. Simply allow the wrap to hang or lie flat to dry, and it will be ready for its next use!
Do not microwave or place in the dishwasher. Store in a cool, dry place.
Like any item that comes in contact with food, please wash before first use.
Do you have a vegan option?
Vegan wraps are typically made with soy wax. To date, we have not been able to source food grade soy or other vegan waxes. Until the time comes that food grade soy wax is available, vegan wraps will not be available from the Kind Hive. (If you know of an organic, food grade soy wax supplier, please let us know!)
Please also keep this in mind when purchasing vegan beeswax wraps from any retailer - soy wax is not always food grade.
If treatment of animals is important to you, please take the time to read about how organic apiary practices are so incredibly kind and humane to the bee. It is a major component of organic bee keeping, and a big part of why we only use organic beeswax.
Is beeswax safe to use with food?
Yes. Beeswax is naturally antimicrobial. Did you know it is commonly used to wrap commercial cheeses as they age?
Here are a few scientific studies for you to have a look at. But don't take our word for it; we encourage you to do your own research if you have any concerns!
How long do they last?
Depending on the amount of use, beeswax wraps can last for about one year. You will definitely get many, many months of use! Normal signs of wear and tear include slight discolouration and creasing along fold lines - don't worry, the wrap can still be used at this point!
What happens when they wear out?
It's a beautiful thing: something that doesn't last forever.
Eventually, the wrap will complete its circle of life and lose its stickiness. Don't trash it! Since they are all natural, they can be composted in the landfill. They can also be used as fire-starters.
You might also be able to refresh the wrap by re-melting the beeswax. Check out our blog to learn more!
Where can I buy the Kind Hive wraps?
What is your return policy?
Do I have to buy via Etsy?
Nope! We are available at several retail stores! Check out our stockists here.
Live in the Kelowna, BC area? We are always able to schedule a meet-up. We accept cash, e-transfer, or major credit cards.
We also attend local craft shows and markets. Check out our instagram page to find out where we will be!
Do you have wholesale prices?
Yes, we have wholesale options for retailers. Please send us an email, and we will send along our wholesale information package.
Can't find your question here?
Please send us an email and we will be happy to help.