Keep food fresh and stored naturally in wraps that are 100% biodegradable and compostable.
A sustainable alternative to single use plastic cling wrap. These reusable beeswax food wraps have an expected shelf life of up to 2 years.
Packaging is made from 100% recycled kraft paper and biodegradable cellulose.
Bees Wax Food Wraps - What's Included
Set of 3 Eco-friendly beeswax food wraps.
- 1 x small beeswax wrap (18cm x 20cm)
- 1 x medium beeswax wrap (25cm x 28cm)
- 1 x large beeswax wrap (33cm x 35cm)
Ideas for how to use beeswax food wraps
Storing cut open fruit and vegetables
Wrapping up sandwiches to go
Using food wraps on bowls and plates as a lid or cover
Wrapping up and preserving cheese and bread
Using a food wrap over a cup to stop spillage or leakage
Benefits of beeswax food wraps
All natural ingredients
A natural alternative to plastic cling wrap
Why Plastic Wrap / Cling Wrap is bad for the environment
Firstly plastic wrap is made from potentially harmful chemicals including polyethylene and polyvinylidene chloride, and they also typically have toxic additives. There has not been sufficient research on the long term effects of these chemicals affecting our health.
Thin, flimsy, plastic wrap is also difficult to recycle; without specialised equipment it can clog machines. And even when plastic wrap is recycled, it's costlier than making new plastic wrap using virgin materials. When it ends up in landfills or incinerators, both PVC and PVDC can release a highly toxic chemical called dioxin, says the World Health Organization.
Cleaning Instructions - How To Clean Your Beeswax Food Wraps
Wash your reusable food wraps in COLD water with mild soap. Use a very soft sponge or cloth to wash away any leftover food residue.
Do not use a scourer or anything abrasive on the beeswax wraps as it could scratch the wax off.
Do not use your beeswax wraps with excessively wet items, raw meat or fish
Do not use the beeswax wraps on hot food, in the microwave or oven.
Can I store cooked meat in the beeswax food wraps?
It is definitely not recommended to store any meat or fish, whether raw or cooked in the beeswax wraps. This is mostly due to the chance of a cross contamination and nasty bacteria that might build up and hang around. Check out our reusable ziplock bags instead, they are made from food grade silicone and are designed to store raw meats and fish, as well as everything else!
My beeswax food wrap is not very sticky anymore, what should I do?
As these reusable food wraps are biodegradable, they are not designed to last forever. We usually get a shelf life of up to 2 years from the food wraps with regular use. Eventually they will start to lose wax in some parts of the wrap and it won't stick together as easily. BUT that does not mean that it is the end of the wrap's life! Before you give up on your beeswax wrap, try heating up the wrap a tiny bit in the oven on very low heat for only a couple of minutes. This will start to melt the wax on the food wrap so it can easily move around. Using a rubber glove (or your hand if it is not too hot), scrunch the warm wrap into a ball to help spread the remaining wax around so the stickiness is more evenly dispersed. Some hot soapy water and a scrubbing brush should get the wax residue off your hand/glove.
If this wax warming trick doesn't do the job, you now have two options. You can either purchase some beeswax or plant wax and re-wax the food wrap yourself, or you can cut it up into pieces and place it in your compost or green organics bin.