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What are Beeswax Wraps and How To Use Them

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In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards sustainable living, with many individuals seeking eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products. One of the most innovative sustainable products has gained popularity at this time: beeswax wraps. But you might be wondering: what exactly are beeswax wraps? How do you use beeswax wraps? And how can they contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle?

What Are Beeswax Wraps?

Beeswax wraps are a natural and reusable alternative to plastic cling film and aluminum foil for food storage. Made from a mixture of beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, which is then put on a cotton fabric.

What makes beeswax wraps great is their sustainability aspect. Unlike plastic wraps, which are unrecyclable and can take hundreds of years to break down and often end up in landfills or oceans, beeswax wraps are completely biodegradable and compostable at the end of their lifespan. However, you can often use a refresher block to "refresh or re-wax" your wrap and use it like new again. Or you can use them as fire starters in campfires or BBQs since they are flammable.

Additionally, beeswax wraps are a natural alternative to synthetic materials, making them safer for both the environment and our health. Many plastic wraps contain harmful chemicals such as phthalates and BPA, which can leach into food and have been linked to various health issues. In contrast, beeswax wraps are free from these chemicals, providing a safe and non-toxic option for food storage. In addition, beeswax is naturally antibacterial so it helps to keep fresh for longer. However, we do not recommend beeswax wraps for raw meat or cooked meat storage due to the possibility of cross-contamination.



Furthermore, using beeswax wraps can also lead to cost savings in the long run. While they may have a higher upfront cost compared to plastic wraps, beeswax wraps are reusable and can last for up to a year with proper care. This means that over time, you'll save money by not having to continuously purchase single-use plastic wraps.

How To Use Beeswax Wraps

Using beeswax wraps is easy. Simply use the warmth of your hands and scrunch it up to activate it, then you can mold the wrap around food or containers, creating a seal that keeps food fresh. After each use, wash the wrap with mild dish soap and cool water, and let it air dry before using it again.



In conclusion, beeswax wraps offer a sustainable, natural, and cost-effective alternative to plastic wraps for food storage. By making the switch to beeswax wraps, you can reduce your environmental footprint while also promoting a healthier lifestyle for you and the planet.

FAQ

  • What are beeswax wraps made of? Our beeswax wraps are made of responsibly sourced beeswax, organic jojoba oil, tree resin, and cotton
  • What foods can I wrap with a beeswax wrap? You wrap any foods with a beeswax wraps except raw meat or cooked meat storage due to cross-contamination. Make sure the food isn't warm/hot otherwise the wax will melt. You can also use it to wrap pans, bowls, and cups.
  • Does a beeswax wrap have a smell? The wrap has a natural honey scent from the beeswax. The scent will fade with every use and it does not transfer to your food.
  • How do you clean beeswax wraps? Always use cold soap, because warm water can melt the wax, and just regular dish soap with a brush or sponge
  • How long does beeswax wrap last for? With proper care, you can use a beeswax wrap up to 1 or 2 years. After that, you can re-wax the wrap with a refresher block, compost or use it as a firestarter.
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