When your Vonuva Vegan Wraps first arrive, we recommend activating them to ensure they become pliable and adhere properly. To activate, scrunch the wrap up into a ball (not too tight) and hold for a few seconds. Then open the wrap back up, flatten it a bit and repeat a few more times until you are happy with its stickiness and pliability. Also, keep in mind that they will continue to break in & become more pliable over time with use. *If you happen to find your wrap getting too sticky during activation, feel free to give it a rinse in cool water and air dry before initial use.
Once activation is complete, simply wrap the top of a bowl, vegetable, fruit or your favorite snack by using the warmth of your hands to shape and seal the the edges of the wrap. The natural heat from your hands will warm the plant-based waxes just enough to make the wraps moldable. Once cooled, the wrap will form a natural seal and hold its shape.
If unsoiled after use, wipe the wrap off with a clean dishcloth before folding and storing away. You can also hand wash them in cool water. The cold stiffens the wax, allowing the wrap to be cleaned easier without damaging the natural ingredients. If needed, use a mild, alcohol free dish soap with a gentle sponge.
Stains and creases are normal. You can expect your wraps to develop their own character after wrapping any food items with dark pigments, such as beets. You can minimize potential stains by rinsing immediately after uncovering your food.
Make sure to avoid any exposure to warm / hot water and other heat sources, as they will melt the natural waxes. Hang to air dry before folding and storing away. Avoid use in ovens, microwaves or contact with greasy foods, oils or any raw meats (go figure).
We only use natural, cruelty-free, plant-based materials for our wraps. They are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton with a mixture of plant-based waxes & oils.
Each one of our wraps are handcrafted and individually packaged right here in the USA. This means that each wrap is unique and may have slight variations to them.
Haven't you heard? Bees are vital to our survival, but they are sadly at risk of extinction. So we chose to leave the beeswax to the bees and instead source strictly plant-based & sustainable materials for our reusable food storage wraps.
Each and every one of our products is 100% cruelty-free and ethically sourced. There are no wasteful materials or animal products used... and there never will be.
So for any beeswax wrap lovers out there, why don't you give our vegan wraps a try? We know you'll fall in love with them!
Ultimately the level of care, frequency of use and types of items wrapped will dictate the lifespan. Our wraps can last up to 12 months, if properly taken care of and used primarily for covering bowls & wrapping dry goods. However, if you are a heavy daily user (kudos to you) and utilize them to cover an array of items, including citrus fruits high in acidity, then you may only get 4-6 months use before retiring them to your compost or fire kindling pile.
Yes, Vonuva Vegan Wraps can be used to keep your wrapped food fresh for roughly 2-3 weeks. They are great for storing dough, pastries and bread. Make sure to let the wrap completely thaw before peeling off to avoid damage.
Our packaging is made from 100% recycled, post consumer paper materials. They are recycable and biodegradable.