WHAT’S AN ORGANIC WAX WRAP?
“It is a natural, reusable and free from plastic, aluminum and toxic products packaging. It does not contaminate food or other elements that is in contact with the packaging and allows it to transpire. Beeswax and Vegan wraps are an organic, reusable and sustainable products“.
The organic wax wraps made by Renaturis also have a particularity that most other wax wraps do not have, and that is their malleability. This additional feature is very important, as it allows to maintain the shape and conform perfectly to the product, preserving the food better, and thus avoiding air chambers that accelerate its decomposition.
The materials used in its elaboration are: 100% certified organic cotton fabric (GOTS and OEKO-TEX Standard 100) made in Spain, beeswax (or vegan waxes), bio certified jojoba oil and tree resin. This combination is what makes our wraps more flexible and malleable than those made only with beeswax, which allows them to adapt better to any product where we use it.
All the fabrics we use are made with 100% organic cotton and are certified by the prestigious international textile regulations GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and OEKO-Tex Standard 100. This GOTS standard is a world leader in the processing of textiles made with organic fibers, which includes ecological and social criteria, and supported by independent certifications throughout the textile supply chain. You can find more information on these links: www.global-standard.org
Beeswax is antibacterial, antioxidant, astringent and emollient (softens and protects the skin and / or mucosal membranes). It forms a protective and impermeable film, thus avoiding dehydration.
Bio Jojoba oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and antiseptic. However, it is not really an oil, but it is the only existing liquid wax in nature. This is why, unlike other oils, it does not oxidize easily and does not become rancid over time, as it does not contain triglycerides. In addition, jojoba oil has a chemical structure very similar to human sebum.
Tree resin we use acts as an emulsifier and stabilizer between waxes and jojoba oil.
Candelilla Wax (vegan wax) is derived from the leaves of the candelilla shrub.
Berry wax (vegan wax) is derived from berry fruit peels of sumac trees.
It softens with the heat and friction of the hands, adapting to the shape of the food or container. Once in place, it cools down in a few seconds keeping the shape we have given it.
In the first uses, it can leave some wax in the containers (that can be easily cleaned with a sponge), but it will diminish as we use it. However, none of the ingredients used is toxic, so there is no need to worry about the small remains that we find.
We recommend not using it to protect raw meat or fish, since after use the packaging can not be pasteurized. This type of raw food is much more susceptible to the proliferation of bacteria and microorganisms that would have to be treated with high temperatures in order to be sterilized in a proper way.
The wrap itself is suitable for freezing food.
You can see some examples of use in our Youtube channel:
CLEANING AND CARE
It is recommended to wash with cold water and mild soap (much better if it is ecological), rubbing gently with a non-aggressive sponge or a damp cloth. It is very important not to wash it with hot water (maximum 30ºC), since the mixture applied to the wrap presents high plasticity at relatively low temperatures (from 32ºC). Temperatures higher than 32ºC can displace the mixture, which would no longer be homogeneous and would lose some of its adhesive properties.
Rinse and let air dry (NOT WRINGING), then store in a dry place away from sources of heat. Keep your wax wraps as stretched as possible.
REUSE AND DURATION
We suggest reusing the same packaging for certain food such as: cheeses, sausages, fruits, vegetables, sandwich, soaps, etc.
Depending on the frequency of use and handling care, it can last up to 1 year.
You can compost your wrap at home. Cutting it into small pieces will help it break down more quickly.