Your complete guide to Beeswax wrap

Your A to Z on biodegradable Beeswax - Your complete guide to Beeswax wrap

If you’re looking for an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic wrap, beeswax might be exactly what you’re looking for.

 

Beeswax is a versatile, long-lasting and environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wrap; and it’s also a great way to brighten up your kitchen!

 

Beeswax wrap is typically made by coating bee’s wax, jojoba oil, and tree resin onto a thin strip of cotton. You use the warmth from your hands to seal the food wrap in place. The heat makes it sticky and malleable so it’s easy for you to mould into place as needed.

 

Unlike its popular plastic counterpart, beeswax is compostable, reusable, and made of all-natural ingredients. It’s also very easy to use; all you need to do is fold it over your food or container. It’s ideal for cheese, cut vegetable, fruits, snacks and anything you could wrap in plastic, with the exception of some meats.  You can also use beeswax to cover bowls and foods, including freezer foods like cookie dough.

 

If you’re planning to take food out on the road to a picnic or event, you can even fold your beeswax wrap into snack pouches or little envelopes!

When you’re done, your biodegradable food wrap can be washed in cold water with mild detergent, then laid flat or draped to dry.  You should store your beeswax away from heat or direct light, to preserve the integrity of the wax; but you can leave them in your drawer, on a shelf, or even with your tea towels.

 

Beeswax and jojoba oil also possesses antibacterial and antifungal qualities which help keep your food fresh; these properties prevent the growth of yeasts and other fungi by keeping out unwanted moisture and ensuring your food is stored safely.

 

There are a number of major trusted retailers now selling beeswax in Australia, including Beautiful and Beewrappy. It’s accessible, affordable, safe, and using it in favour of traditional cling wrap will go a great way towards fighting the plastic pollution crisis.

 

It’s your versatile, biodegradable, and eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap; if you don’t already own beeswax wrap, there’s no excuse not to try it today.

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