I first started using beeswax wraps about a couple of years or so ago, when we were living in the US. As I was starting to think more and learn more about our diet, its connection to the environment and the impact of how we buy and store food, both on our own health and the health of the planet, I began to think about cling-film.
It started to feel like wrapping our left-overs in plastic was not a healthy choice - not for us and not for the earth. (Talk about the ultimate in single-use plastics!)
But what was the alternative?
I initially began to switch to tin/aluminium foil. It's recyclable, so it's got to be better for the environment, right? And to some extent, yes, it is.
However, an even more sustainable option is beeswax wraps - made from fabric and beeswax. They are really simple to use. Simply use the warmth of your hands to help mould the wrap over a piece of food, bowl, dish, etc. It will hold its seal once it starts to cool down.
Our wraps are individually handmade in Chelmsford, Essex, using local wax, from hives next door to Alexia. The wraps may vary slightly in size, colour and consistency, but this does not affect use. Beeswax is naturally antibacterial, so the wraps will also keep your food tasting and smelling fresh.
They should last about one year before you'll need to replace them. Gently wash them after each use. And then every few months to re-set your Beeswax Wrap, put it on some baking paper on a baking tray. Set your oven to 100'c / 212'f and warm in the oven for no more then 3 minutes.
For more information, please check out the Beeswax Wraps product page.
To celebrate their launch, please use the Discount Code BEESWAX at the checkout for a 10% discount off your order.
I think that's about it for now (other than the fact that I'm still super excited!!). But if you have any questions about these wraps or any other product, please don't hesitate to contact me.
As ever, with love from our family to yours,
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