7 Things To Know Before Switching To Bees Wax Wraps

Switching from plastic wrap to beeswax wrap is one of the most impactful eco-friendly moves you can make. It reduces household waste and is safer for both your and the environment.
Before diving in, here are some quick pointers to help you become a Queen Bee of sustainable food storage.

 

1. What are beeswax wraps?

Beeswax wraps are pieces organic cotton cloth that have been covered with a thin film of beeswax to make them smooth and sticky. With their clingy texture, they can be used to wrap up any kind of meat-free perishable food, keeping them safe from the spread bacteria while also allowing them to breathe.

 

2. How long do beeswax wraps typically last?

Most wraps last a year. However, when cared for properly and refreshed regularly with an iron, additional waxing you can make them nice and sticky for several months longer.

 

3. Can beeswax wraps go in the microwave?

No.

 

4. Can they go in the freezer?

Yes, for up to a month.

 

5. Can they go in the oven?

Beeswax wraps can be used with electric ovens only. This is because the wax is flammable, and if it comes into contact with the naked flame of a gas oven it may catch fire.

 

6. Can I wash my beeswax wraps?

Of course! Simply place your wrap in a shallow sink or bowl of warm water and give it a gentle scrub using a soft brush and some eco-friendly soap. When you're done, give it a quick rinse and hang it up to dry.

 

7. What should do I when I'm finished using a beeswax wraps!

Throw it in the compost!

 


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