What Are Bees Wax Wraps Used For?

A bees wax wrap will typically last one year if cared for correctly.

Bees Wax Wraps have become really popular in the parenting world. They are an eco-friendly alternative to using cling film and can be used in the very same way. This makes them a popular choice for families as every little helps when it comes to reducing our use of plastic.

What Are They Made Of?

Bees wax wraps are made from, you guessed it, bees wax. They also have a couple of other natural ingredients such as jojoba or coconut oil and tree resin. Many bees wax wraps come in beautiful colourful designs and these are achieved by combining these ingredients with food grade bees wax. The result is a robust, breathable and waxy texture that can be moulded around food and containers to preserve freshness.

What Are The Benefits Of Using One?

Using something like clingfilm is essentially covering your food in plastic. This makes it a health risk. Cling film is also damaging for the environment. It is made of tiny plastic pellets that eventually find themselves in to our oceans and pose a risk to wildlife as a result.

How Big Are Bees Wax Wraps?

They come in a variety of different sizes. Many brands have packages which include several sizes. One might cover a small bowl of food while larger ones can cover a full loaf of bread.

Are They Easy To Care For?

Bees wax wraps are very easy to care for. It is recommended to wash them with cold water and dish soap before leaving them to air dry. When they are dry you can fold them and store in a drawer, shelf or cupboard.

Do They Last Forever?

A bees wax wrap will typically last one year if cared for correctly.

According to irelandbeeswaxwraps.ie

"To extend the life of your long-lasting wrap do not expose to heat such as an oven, dishwasher or microwave. Do not wring dry like a dish cloth and no harsh scrubbing"

Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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