If your beeswax wrap has been used a lot and is looking a little crumpled, there's an easy way to restore it to its former glory.
Bending them over foods, bowls, or jars creates creases, and if done repeatedly in the same region, they become limp. When they become limp, they lose their ability to hold a tight seal. After years or so of utilizing these wraps, you'll undoubtedly notice this.
But you can easily revive them as follows:
What You Need
- An old cookie sheet (heated wax can be messy and difficult to clean up, so use an old pan that you don't care about)
- A silicon baking mat
- An oven
- A location to hang your Wax Wrap
- Grated beeswax (optional)
What To Do
Preheat the oven to 140 degrees Celsius.
Place a silicone baking mat on the cookie sheet, then get an old cookie sheet and place your Wax Wrap on top of the mat.
Simply place the pan in the oven with the door open and wait for the wax to warm up, around 2-3 minutes.
Once the wax on the wrap has been re-melted, carefully pick it by the corners and hang it up immediately before the wax dries.
Once it has cooled for about a minute, your Beeswax Wrap will be ready to use and will appear glossy and fresh!
You may do this with either store-bought wraps or ones you prepare yourself. Simply place them in a low-temperature oven. The heat melts the beeswax again, allowing it to spread out and pool around the wrinkled places where it was previously cracked and limp.
It's usual for a small amount of beeswax to fall to the bottom of your cookie sheet. When it tightens up again, the beeswax is equally distributed and it looks brand new. It is now stiff and ready to shape itself around whatever you wish.
Refreshing your wax wrap in this manner is really simple, and it ensures that our product is truly sustainable and reusable for an extended period of time.