Frequently Asked Questions + Tips
WHAT ARE BEESWAX WRAP?
Hexton Bee Beeswax Food Wraps are a totally natural alternative to single-use traditional cling-wrap. Made with all natural ingredients including 100% cotton, pure NZ beeswax from our own sustainably managed hives, tree resin, jojoba and manuka oil, the wraps are naturally antibacterial and will allow your food to breathe, unlike plastic.
Beeswax wraps are natural, reusable and compostable, and an eco-friendly way to fight the one-use plastic war!
WHY SHOULD I CHANGE TO BEESWAX WRAP?
Beeswax wraps have a whole list of amazing benefits!
- It’s natural, eco-friendly and non-toxic
- It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to help your food stay fresher and last longer
- It also allows your food to breathe, minimising any unwanted moisture
It is also a great step towards removing single-use plastic from your home.
WHAT IS MY BEESWAX WRAP MADE OF?
Our wraps are made with all natural ingredients including 100% cotton, pure NZ beeswax from our own sustainably managed hives, tree resin, jojoba and manuka oil. This combination of ingredients creates a wrap that can be used over and over.
HOW TO USE YOUR FOOD WRAP?
They are so easy to use, simply use the warmth of your hands to mould the wrap around your food or dishes. The wraps are ideal for cheese, cut vegetable, fruits, snacks and anything you used to wrap in plastic. The wraps can also be used as a placemat or eating surface when out and about. Even kids will enjoy wrapping their own food.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BEESWAX WRAP?
Gently hand wash in cold water with a little eco friendly detergent if necessary. Hang to dry or blot carefully with a tea towel.
Do not use hot water as this can cause the beeswax to melt and your wrap will not be as effective.
WHERE CAN I STORE THEM?
You should store them away from heat and direct sunlight. They can be rolled or folded and stored in a drawer – we promise they won’t stay there for long!
HOW LONG WILL MY BEESWAX WRAP LAST?
Hexton Bee wraps can last up to a year or more depending on care and use. By taking good care of your wraps you can extend its use. When finished, either cut into small pieces and add to the compost, or use as firelighters.
DOES BEESWAX WRAP HAVE A SCENT?
Yes. Our beeswax wrap carry a subtle beeswax scent which will diminish over time. There is no need to worry about the smell transferring to your food, as it doesn’t happen!
CAN I USE MY BEESWAX WRAP IN THE FREEZER?
Yes, you can. Just wrap your food item as normal to create a tight seal and pop in the freezer or fridge. The wraps will become stiff and hold their seal. Ensure you let the wrap defrost slightly before you unwrap as the frozen wax can crack.
WHAT CAN’T I USE MY WRAP FOR?
Not much! We do recommend avoiding raw meat as the wraps cannot be cleaned with hot water.
WHAT SIZE IS BEST FOR MY NEEDS?
We offer several sizes of Hexton Bee wraps. If this a new product to you, we recommend starting with our three pack, which includes one each of our small (20x20cm), medium (26x30cm) and large (35x35cm). You can try these out to work out what size you prefer before expanding your collection.
Small: 20cm x 20cm
Wrap half avocado, the end of a cucumber, carrot sticks, a small bowl or other snack items.
Medium: 26cm x 30cm
Cover a bowl, half a sandwich, cheese, baked goods or half a broccoli. You can also make great little pouches for snack foods.
Large: 35cm x 35 cm
Cover a large bowl, sandwich, celery or a block of cheese.
X-Large: 40cm x 45cm
Great for wrapping bread. This wrap is also good for covering rising dough, an extra-large bowl or casserole dish.
ARE YOUR CANDLES 100% BEESWAX?
Yes, all our candles contain 100% beeswax from our own sustainably managed hives. We triple filter the wax and hand pour, using a cotton wick. You can be assured our candles are all natural, so no toxins, parrafin or synthetic scents. Be aware that some beeswax sellers will claim beeswax candles containing only the minimum of 50% beeswax.
ARE YOUR CANDLES SCENTED?
Our candles are 100% natural, containing only beeswax and a cotton wick - they have a subtle honey aroma from the natural beeswax. We do not add any other scent as we like the smell just as they are.
IS YOUR HONEY RAW HONEY?
Yes, our honey is not processed. Our raw honey is just strained before it is bottled, which means it retains most of the beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that it naturally contains. We bottle into glass jars that can be recycled or reused, to further help the environment.
ARE YOUR BALMS NATURAL?
Our balms use our natural beeswax, combined with manuka honey, natural oils such as olive or sweet almond, and we add natural essences. The beeswax is both antibacterial and antifungal with many healing properties.
HOW LONG DO YOU TAKE TO SHIP PRODUCTS?
Although our products are handmade, we aim to have these all ready to send so your order should be dispatched within 3-5 working days.
WHERE DO YOU SHIP TO?
We ship worldwide - but please be aware some countries may add a custom fee to your package when it arrives at the destination. Please contact us directly for approximate shipping times to your destination.
Worldwide orders will generally take 1-2 weeks for delivery depending on location. International Customers are responsible for all customs and/or duties. We will not be responsible for lost or damaged parcels.
Thank you for choosing Hexton Bee! If you have any further questions or special requests for your order, please contact us. Remember to follow us on social media for more uses and tips!