Reusable and Washable Food Wraps
‘Madhu’ means honey in Sanskrit. Made from 100% locally sourced GOTS certified organic cotton fabric, unbleached beeswax , natural tree dammar gum and organic cold pressed coconut oil, Madhu Wrap is a handcrafted natural, reusable and biodegradable alternative to plastic, paper and aluminum foil wrap.
Harvested from honey combs, beeswax is a natural product which has been used since ancient times for various applications including use as candles, as a sealant and in cosmetics. Beeswax as well as coconut oil have antibacterial and antifungal properties, thus helping keep food safer for longer.
Being washable and reusable, Madhu Wrap can be reused as many as 100 times!
What can you use Madhu Wrap for ?
Madhu Wrap can be used to wrap sandwiches and rolls, roti, raw fruit and vegetables, idli, dosa, cheese or paneer. The wrap can be used to cover dishes that are kept in the refrigerator. The wrap moulds with the warmth of your hand and holds shape when folded over food or vessels.As it cannot be washed with hot water We do not recommend using it to wrap raw meat products.
We also do not recommend wrapping very oily and greasy foods, as prolonged contact with oil can dissolve beeswax.
Also read our section on Frequently Asked Questions below
Use and Care of Madhu Wrap
Its easy to use and care for your Madhu Wrap.
Just Wrap – Wash – Reuse !
Watch the short video below on how to use and care for your Madhu Wrap. By following a few easy guidelines, you can reuse your wrap as many as 100 times!
Wrap cut vegetables or fruit to keep fresher for longer in the refrigerator. The wrap clings to the skin of the vegetable or fruit by pressing with the warmth of your hands.
There are a few important points to keep in mind while using Madhu Wrap –
Beeswax melts at around 60°C. So we advise not to place hot foods over the wrap. Allow hot foods to cool before wrapping with Madhu Wrap.
The wrap cannot be used in a convection or microwave oven. Keep your wrap away from sources of heat.
Washing your wrap
After use wash your wrap in cold water. Use diluted mild liquid soap if needed. Do not scrub and wring the wrap.
Wash your wrap in cold water as shown in the image above. Rinse and wipe your wrap and hang to dry. If there are stubborn stains the wraps can be gently scrubbed or soaked in a diluted soap solution for 15 to 20 minutes, before rinsing.
Storing your wrap
Once dry, fold or roll your wraps and store them in your kitchen linen drawer or cabinet, preferable away from sources of heat. Your wraps are ready to be reused!
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How many times can the wraps be washed and reused ?
The wraps can be washed and reused as many as 100 times or more.
2) Can the wraps be washed with hot water?
No. As beeswax melts at around 60 degrees centigrade, the wraps cannot be washed in hot water. A cold water wash is more than enough to clean the wrap after use. If needed a gentle dish soap can be used to wash the wrap.
3) Does the wrap feel sticky ?
Yes. The wraps have a sticky texture, which help it to mould to food surfaces and utensils and keep food fresher for longer by providing a breathable seal.
4) Do the wraps smell of beeswax?
Yes. The wraps have a slight aroma of beeswax, which fades with repeated washing and use.
5) Are the wraps food safe?
Yes. The wraps are completely food safe as we use organic cotton fabric which has been printed with safe herbal dyes. Beeswax, dammar gum and coconut oil are all certified safe for contact with food
6) Do the wraps get stained?
The wraps can get stained if they come in contact with certain types of foods such as turmeric etc. This however, does not decrease the effectiveness of the wraps.
7) Do the wraps develop lines and cracks after use ?
After repeated use, a few lines and crease marks do appear on the wraps. This does not reduce the efficacy of the wraps.
8) How do we know when to dispose off the wrap ?
Once the wrap has reached the limit of its useful life, it will not be as sticky and you may notice some of the beeswax flaking off. At this point it can be disposed off.
9) How do we dispose off the wraps once it has completed its useful life ?
The wraps are compostable. Once the useful life of the wrap is over, cut it in strips and dispose it in the compost bin.