What is beeswax wrap used for?

Even if beeswax wrap is not a very novel or a brand new thing in the world of reusable wraps, many people are still not aware of their value and the multiple options to use them. If you are one of those people, then reading this post may improve your knowledge and may reveal you a greener alternative to the clingfilm.

What is a beeswax wrap?

Beeswax wraps fall under the category of reusable wraps that are primarily used to wrap and cover up the food. These plastic-free wraps are made up of a combination of cotton, beeswax, oil (like coconut or jojoba) and natural resin.

These reusable wraps are a great alternative to non-biodegradable plastic wraps. If you don’t know how to use beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap, we have got the answer for you.

beeswax wrap on a container

How and in which ways can I use these reusable wraps?

Beeswax wraps are somehow similar to sheets made up of cotton and are thus very easy to handle. These sheet wraps are lightweight, airy, reusable, and easily moldable and thus serve a variety of functions.

You can use beeswax wraps to cover bowls, or simply to pack your food (such as sandwiches) using the warmth of your hands to mold these sheets as you want. When the wrap cool it holds its seal around the food (or the bowl) you did cover.

These beeswax wraps are also better than plastic wraps since they can cover up your food in a more natural way (similar to how the skin of a fruit protects the flesh), thus preserving it for a longer time in contrast to the plastic wraps that are not breathable and could make your fresh food get hot and wilt sooner.

After using it, you can easily wash it with cold water and mild soap and finally air-dry it, so to be ready for the next time you need it. Once dried, you will notice that they are as good as if there were new and you can use them again and again.

washing the beeswax wrap

Benefits of beeswax wraps

Here there are a few reasons explaining why using these reusable wraps must be your first preference no matter what:

  • Beeswax wraps are breathable, allowing your food to stay in contact with fresh air. This prevents the food from rotting or developing moss over it for a considerable time period;
  • Since these wraps are plastic-free, you don’t have to be worried about any toxic substance affecting your food;
  • Compared to plastic wraps, which are not recyclable, beeswax wraps are biodegradable and compostable;
  • Usually, beeswax wraps have a life span of around a year or two if used with care and washed regularly.

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