Bees Wax Wraps are a staple in my kitchen and are one of my favourite items to gift to friends and family who are looking at making a meaningful switch!
Bees Wax wraps are a great natural alternative to cling film/plastic wrap that is made
from materials you can feel good about! Most store bought wraps include a variation on these ingredients: bees wax, organic cloth, tree resin and jojoba oil.
These wraps are extremely malleable and pliable based on the mixture of wax and oils and just with the warmth of your hands you can seal the wrap to surfaces, food or even itself. For me, I actually found that bees wax wraps were more effective at sealing than plastic wrap as I often have difficulty getting it to seal to certain plastic surfaces, but with the wax wraps that’s not the case at all.
These wraps can typically last for around 1yr of use depending on how well you clean them and how well-used they are. The best part is that at the end of their lifecycle they can be composted, making them a zero-waste option and an all around winner in my heart.
One of the many cons people have with these wraps are the price as they are certainly more of a cost than your standard plastic wrap but for the length of time it lasts and their zero-waste ability makes the investment well worth it. For those of us who are a bit more handy and into DIY you can also make your own wraps which can significantly cut back on prices.
Overall thoughts? Amazing addition to any kitchen and a great gift for friends looking to make easy changes in their everyday life. Also, could be a great craft to try with kids and really make it a full family sustainable adventure!
What do you think? Have you tried it? Will you try it?