Here on the Homestead, we are trying to be health-conscious, frugal, and environmentally friendly. One of the main ways we do that is by taking out single-use plastics. We are converting everything over to reusable and sustainable products such as glass, cardboard, 100% cotton, Beeswax wraps, and reusable silicone bags.
What are Beeswax Wraps?
Our Beeswax Wraps are a wonderful and sustainable option for many of your kitchen needs! Beeswax wraps can replace cling film that covers bowls, casseroles, and mason jars, and wrap up food like sandwiches and bread. You can also use them to cover unfinished fruits and veggies; for example: put half of a watermelon cut side down on the wrap and place it in the fridge to keep fresh for days, or tightly wrap the end of an unfinished cucumber and keep it in the fridge. The ideas and uses are endless with this simple household swap!
How to use Beeswax Wraps?
To use your beeswax wraps just lay the wrap over the top of the dish and press around the sides. The warmth from your hands will help contour and shape the wrap to your dish effortlessly. If you are using it to wrap sandwiches you just put the sandwich on the center of the square wrap and fold it around your bread, using your fingers to crease the edges. If desired you can also use a stretch band or a bit of twine to wrap around for a tighter seal, though this is not necessary.
How to Clean Beeswax Wraps?
To clean the beeswax wraps you just run the wrap under cool water and let hang dry. If there is any stuck-on food clean it by wiping debris away, using a gentle soap if food is stuck on and let it hang dry. That’s it! Beeswax wraps are super simple to use and keep clean. If the beeswax wrap is at the end of its lifecycle then you can just toss it into your compost bin and let it decompose.
Pros and Cons of Beeswax Wraps
- Many Uses
- Easy to Maintain
- Light Weight
- Long Lasting
- Initial Cost
- Need to Purchase again after a year
- More steps than a plastic film wrap
- Requires Maintenance.
- Wax can Melt in Hot Water
- It can stain
- Sometimes require twine.
Where Can We Be Found?
Currently, we are in two of our local farm stores here in Michigan with hopes of adding an online store option soon! Comment below or email us if you’d be interested in purchasing online.
In conclusion, if you are ready to live more sustainably and ditch single-use plastics and cling wraps, or even if
you just want to save yourself some money on your next trip to the grocery store, this is the
product for you!
Looking for more Homesteading information check out my post on Homesteaders of America HERE!
We also have an Amazon Storefront HERE!
Amazon List of Recommended Reusable and Eco-Friendly Options HERE.