How Do I Wash and Store Abeego Food Wrap?

Washing and storing your Abeego beeswax food wraps

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How do I wash Abeego?

Hand wash in COLD water with biodegradable dish soap for the longest lifespan. Hang to dry, or towel dry for immediate use. If unsoiled, (e.g. it’s been covering a bowl of salad) just rinse and reuse.

Caring for your beeswax food wraps | Washing and storing your Abeego 

How do I store Abeego?

Once your Abeego is dry, store it in a clean, dry place, like a kitchen drawer until next time. You can roll your Abeego into tubes, fold them nicely, lay them flat, tuck them between cutting boards or put them back into rotation. The choice is yours.


How can I help make my Abeego last longer?

To give Abeego its longest life, keep it away from heat. Always wash in COLD water. Don’t over wash. Store in a cool, dry place and never use it in the microwave or oven. Be sure your dishes and containers have cooled before wrapping your bowls with Abeego.


Dry your Abeego beeswax wraps and store in a dry place

More tips: Building the Abeego habit

  • Wash your Abeego before the rest of your dishes, to ensure the water is COLD.
  • Check the ingredient list of your dish soap. If alcohol is in the first 5 ingredients, it is too harsh for Abeego. Beeswax and tree resin are soluble in alcohol.
  • Store your Abeego in the same drawer that you stored your plastic wrap in. This way, you’re using the same memory-patterns.
Abeego Care | How to wash and store your beeswax food wraps


Abeego is the original reusable beeswax food wrap. Like food’s own peel, skin and rind, Abeego breathes and protects, extending the life of fresh food so you can enjoy it to the very last bite.




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  • Cathy

    I have been using Abeego for years. It is the best and most long lasting of all the other brands I have tried. Withstanding the test of time. I have 1 large that I have been using for 4 years. It’s still fine! Thanks!

  • Sandra Alexia

    A big thank you for your kind and very helpful journal and tricks. It’s such a pleasure to read you and continue to use your products after I have discovered your range a couple of months ago now. I never want to return to oil cling gilm even though I have four rolls in my drawer. I will use them but hope to never ever have to purchase again. I use « ecover » washing up liquid and it does work very well. I will ask you a question in the relevant section of this journal. A big Hello from a fan in Europe?

  • Karen

    Thanks for the article! I’ve been using Abeego for about a year now, and still have the original ones I bought. I love them! They are perfect for storing my homemade bread, from fresh to freezer and back to the counter. We use Dawn dishsoap, but I can’t find an ingredient list on the bottle. Is this soap safe for Abeego?

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