Reusable beeswax wraps are the perfect environmentally friendly alternative to plastic cling film. Store fruit and veg, leftovers, sandwiches, cheese and a lot more food in 100% natural materials that allow food to breathe and keep food fresher for much longer. Not only will you save plenty of single use plastic from landfill you'll save food too. Fruit, vegetables, cheese and left overs all last longer in breathable food wraps. And if you're not keen on using wraps made from beeswax, we have some great vegan wraps as well.
Food Wraps Made from Beeswax - Reusable & Eco-friendly
The original triple beeswax wrap, invented as an environmentally friendly wrap alternative to plastic single-use clingfilm. Made from Beeswax and Jojoba oil infused into a fabric made from organic cotton and hemp they offer a natural way to preserve and wrap around food without needing to resort to single use plastic. Breathable cotton fabric infused with a triple oil mixture keeps food fresh for longer meaning food waste is reduced. As we all look to reduce our plastic waste, using natural organic products to protect food, as opposed to single use plastic just makes sense! Once you break that habit, ditch plastic and switch to using reusable wraps, you will wonder why you ever took so long to ditch the plastic, beeutiful! Living a more sustainable life can be very easy with these eco-friendly options and alternatives.
How to Use
Made from beautiful organic cotton, are perfect for food storage and keeping food fresh. You can store anything, from half a lemon to last night's leftovers, and keep sandwiches fresh all day. They come in a variety of sizes, so are perfect for everything from wrapping a sandwich to a whole loaf of bread, or even popping over a cold saucepan to keep the food fresher. Pretty much anything you would use plastic for on food, you can replace with a more sustainable and natural alternative (except raw meat).
They are self adhesive, with the wax melted by the heat of your hands forming a natural seal. It simply requires the heat from your hands to mould to the shape of the bowl or food you are covering, they really are that easy to use, no more plastic film getting caught up and ripping, beautiful!
You can use them in the fridge (or freezer for short periods of time) and because they are breathable they're also perfect for covering bread as it rises, or kefir as it ferments.
A few great food storage uses:
Cheese. Simply remove plastic packing (or better buy food with no plastic wrappers straight from the deli counter!) and replace with a breathable food wrap, or take them with you to the deli. Your cheese can breath and will stay fresher for longer.
Fruit. Keep that half a lemon, avocado or apple at it's best. Just be aware that pineapple and a wrap don't always agree so it's better to put this in a bowl first. Again to reduce plastic waste, we advise shopping with reusable bags and buying plastic free fruit & food. All of these are just new habits we can learn to reduce single use plastic waste.
Bread. Your delicious loaf from the market will stay crisp and fresh for longer if you wrap it. They are ideal to wrap sandwiches for school or work.
Meat. A Wax wrap is great for stopping ham and other cold cuts from going crispy at the edges. Do not use for raw meat.
A bonus tip. These are super handy for helping you open jars. If you have any good tips you want to share with us, let us know in our baba me buzz facebook group, where we all share our ideas and thoughts to help reduce plastic on our food and go zero waste.
How to Clean
Clean using COLD water and a gentle dish soap, we have a fantastic plastic free dish soap which is ideal for this purpose. You can use a soft cloth or we find rubbing them between your palms great for cleaning both sides at the same time. Do not put them in the washing machine, the harsh cycles and hot water will strip the natural wax from the organic cotton.
Then simply leave them to dry and put them away or reuse.
Less is more when it comes to washing so if it's not dirty just fold it up and use it again.
The wax will melt if it gets hot so avoid using hot water and keep away from heat sources while drying and storing.
Strong coloured foods might stain the organic cotton fabric slightly but don't worry this just adds to the character. As with most food stains, leaving them in a sunlit window will happily fade any food stains.
Are these wraps environmentally friendly?
Absolutely! They are pretty much a zero waste option when it comes to preserving food.
These non plastic covers are 100% natural and made from organic cotton. They come from the earth and will return to it without trace. Did you know that when they reach the end of their life you can either put them in the compost where they will biodegrade or cut them up and use them as eco-friendly firelighters for campfires and wood burners?
And because they are designed to be reused over and over again you'll end up saving a huge amount of cling film from going in the bin.
Saving food as a huge impact. Collectively we throw away millions of tonnes of food a year. Not only does wax and cotton offer an eco friendly way to store your left overs but it keeps food fresh for longer so you have more time to eat it.
Abeego is a zero waste company and uses minimal machinery to keep their carbon footprint as low as possible.
So if you are looking for an eco-friendly alternative to cling film and want a zero-waste kitchen, look no further than our collection of some of the best food wraps online.