Bees wax wraps are a reusable alternative to plastic wrap. Change your habits for good by changing to reusable bees wraps for wrapping your food instead of single-use plastic! Then at the end of your bees wraps life, either compost it at home, use it as a natural fire starter or re-wax it using one of our DIY wax blocks to refresh it! The average family uses 24 rolls of plastic cling wrap per year. Unfortunately cling wrap isn’t reusable and is rarely recycled.
5 benefits of storing your food in beeswax wraps:
1. Beeswax wraps last ages + save you money
Reusable products are long-lasting, helping reduce waste and save money. Beeswax wraps are reusable and last up to a whole year.
If the average family uses 24 rolls of cling wrap a year, that’s approximately $100 worth of cling wrap over the year.
The average cost of a kitchen three-pack of bees wraps is $25-$30.
2. Beeswax wraps help food stay fresh for longer
Plastic is a durable material, but it’s not breathable meaning it can cause fresh foods to get hot and wilt.
Beeswax acts like a natural barrier (similar to how the skin of a fruit protects the flesh), but it’s still breathable so food stays fresher, longer.
3. Beeswax wraps are home compostable!
Over time the protective wax coating on your beeswax wrap will wear away.
Once your beeswax wrap has come to the end of its useful life simply bury in the backyard. Unlike plastic cling wrap, beeswax wraps will break down into compost.
4. Beeswax wraps reduce waste + protect wildlife
Waste, particularly plastic waste is a big problem for the planet and local wildlife.
Looking for sustainable alternatives to plastic is a great way to reduce household waste and the potential for plastic to cause problems in the local environment. Switching from plastic to beeswax is one less plastic pollutant in the environment.
5. Beeswax has antimicrobial properties
Like honey, beeswax has been shown to have antimicrobial properties that help keep things clean which is great when dealing with food. Beeswax also has antifungal properties preventing the growth of yeasts and other fungi.
With so many beneficial properties, beeswax is a healthy and harmless alternative to plastic for storing food in. Beeswax wraps use the natural power of beeswax to protect and store your food in a safe way as a plastic wrap alternative. Since beeswax is waterproof, it keeps unwanted moisture out of food while trapping the food’s natural moisture in!