We all know how important it is to cut down on plastic waste, and using reusable beeswax wraps is a super easy way to get started.
These little beauties not only look fabulous, they’re also really practical and good news for the environment too. Whenever you would use cling film, just use a beeswax wrap instead.
How to use beeswax wraps
By using the warmth of your hands, the wrap will shape around your food and hold in place just like cling film. You can use them to wrap leftovers or snacks, pans and bowls. Just make sure to avoid wrapping hot foods as the heat can melt the wax. Check them out here.
Once you’re finished with the wrap, simply wash it under tepid water with a mild detergent. Hang to dry, then it’s ready to use again. When it has reached the end of its life, simply cut it in to strips and chuck it in the compost bin.
The benefits of beeswax wraps
It’s amazing how much plastic you save by reusing the wraps instead of using single-use cling film. With proper care, each wrap can last up to a year depending on how often you use it.
What’s more, beeswax is naturally anti-bacterial. This means the wraps actually keep your food fresher for longer which prevents food waste too!
The beeswax wraps are available in so many different print designs so there’s really something for everyone. They’re a great way to make yours or your kids packed lunches more fun, and they’ll add a lovely splash of colour to any kitchen. Take a look at the full range here.
Plastic free packaging
Of course I didn’t want to use plastic to package the wraps as that would really defeat the object of using less plastic… so after a lot of research and experimenting I came up with a completely plastic free, fully recyclable paper packaging solution. Please recycle the packaging with your household paper!
Have you used beeswax food wraps yet? Share your opinions about them in the comments below…