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Beeswax Wraps – The How What & Why

We've discovered a number of products, including honey, propolis and beeswax, that are derived from bees. One of the many ways we can incorporate sustainability into our daily lives is to use ethically sourced, environmentally friendly beeswax wraps. A perfect solution to the single use plastic dilemma!

What Are Beeswax Wraps

These wraps are reusable food wraps made from cotton sheets infused with beeswax. The Femino Beeswax Wrap is a convenient and colourful alternative to single-use plastic or plastic tupperware for food storage.

The wraps become tacky and mouldable after being infused with beeswax, and can be used in the same way as clingfilm. To preserve food, you pack it or use these wraps as an airtight cover over dishes. They're sturdy and durable, so they won't tear as easily as cling film. Because the wrappers are tacky, you can stick them together to form a seal - similar to folding tin foil. They join together and form a perfect airtight seal, but no sticky residue is left on your hands, food, or dishes.

Why Use Them?

For a number of reasons, beeswax wraps are a better alternative to zip lock bags, cling film or plastic Tupperware.

They create an airtight seal around your food, extending its shelf life and reducing food waste. They’re great for covering leftovers. No more adding your leftovers to a plastic tub to store in the fridge, now you can just cover the dish the food is in.

The Femino Beeswax Wraps last up to 2 years, so you actually save money using them. You'll reduce the amount of single-use plastic that ends up in landfills. Not to mention they’re clingier than clingfilm!

You’ll also save on space; with a beeswax wrap you can just fold it up and put it away in your lunchbox or picnic basket. They’re easy to wash and keep clean using some cool water and mild soap.

How To Use Them?

Apart from your fruits or vegetables that you want to save for the next day, you can also store shop sweets and bakery items. However, we don’t recommend using it for raw meat and fish!

Wrap it around food items, containers or bowls by moulding it with your hands. The warmth of your palms melt the beeswax, thus softening the wrap enough to take the same shape as the food item. It creates a seal around containers and food products. 

We have covered the big 3 questions about beeswax wraps in this blog. Stay tuned as we will get into other useful tips to best utilize these versatile wraps.

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