Did you know it's almost impossible to recycle cling film or sandwich bags?
Beeswax wraps and vegan wax wraps are a natural eco-friendly alternative to cling film and tin foil for wrapping food or covering bowls and jars. They help keep food fresh, are naturally anti-bacterial, can be reused, refreshed and are compostable.
Beeswax wraps can feel quite expensive, here are various uses to make the most of the investment when you make the switch!
See below what we do with ours:
A Jar or Tupperware lid, plate or bowl or dish of leftovers
Snack pouch or pocket for nuts
Snack box, dust off those origami skills
A uniquely fashioned Cutlery wrap
Wrap the open ends of partially used fruit or veg
A Reusable piping bag
Use for grip to twist open stubborn jar lids
Wrap up a bouquet of flowers to protect from damage and gift to a friend or future friend
To use as an easy clean placemat or mini outdoor picnic blanket
Place under bowl or cutting board to stop it moving around
Wrap up your cheese to preserve it
Wrap up soap and shampoo bars for hassle-free travel
Wrap up your toothbrush for travel
Use as a bag for pastries or bread
To Replace dog eared playing card boxes
Roll into a straw? Worth a try
Line your fridge and keep it gleaming
What's your favourite use for your wax wraps?
Can you think of any more?
Wax wrap care
There is one rule when it comes to looking after your wax wraps- Do not scrub your beeswax wraps under hot water beeswax wraps, need care so they can be reused again and again. Instead, gently clean them under cold water with soap and hang them to dry
or wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Are your wraps still looking tired and frayed? When you can no longer rewax them pop them into the compost (they are all-natural and fully biodegradable) or use them as fire starters/lighters.
If you want to learn to make your own check our upcoming workshops. we will be at st Margarets house in Bethnal Green, East London on the 27th of October 2021.