Beeswax wrap is a great sustainable alternative to plastic wrap! Beeswax wrap is reusable which means, not only is it great for the planet, but it can actually save you money in the long run. Just wash & reuse the beeswax wrap. Making the switch can be an adjustment for some consumers just because they’re not 100% sure how to use beeswax wrap. Fear not! I’m here to help. I’ve been using this wonderful stuff for about three years now. I’ve also found some great videos that show you how to use your beeswax wrap. Hopefully these visual demonstrations help make your eco-friendly swap easy.
Where to buy beeswax wrap?
I purchase most of my beeswax wrap from the family owned business, 3huggers or the eco-friendly marketplace EarthHero. Both have a variety of styles and sizes consumers can choose from. There are also a lot of online tutorials if you want to make your own beeswax wrap. I enjoy supporting small sustainable businesses which is why I chose to purchase from these brands.
What to use beeswax wrap on?
Beeswax wrap is great for covering fruits, veggies, cheeses, and the tops of bowls! I commonly use the larger sheets of beeswax wrap to cover bowls and the smaller sheets to preserve lemons or limes when I don’t use the full fruit in a dish. They are great for packing lunches. You can wrap sandwiches in beeswax wrap and use it on the go. Avoid using beeswax wrap on meat or sticky/moist fruits.
How to Use beeswax wrap?
It’s simple. Just wrap the beeswax wrap tightly around the food item you’re trying to preserve. You have to use the warmth of your hand to shape the beeswax wrap tightly around the food. The warmth helps the wrap bend and shape more easily. Once you shape the beeswax wrap around the item it should stick to itself. Check out the videos above on wrapping cheese and celery. These are a few good demonstrations.
How to Clean Beeswax Wrap?
The ability to clean and reuse beeswax wrap is one of the best parts about this eco-friendly product. Most brands recommend using cold water and mild soap. I usually run it under cold water, add a dab of soap, and use my finger to rub it around the beeswax wrap. Then I rinse using more cold water and lay flat to dry. Avoid hot water because it can cause the beeswax to melt and effect how it preserves future foods. In the video you’ll see she uses a light gentle dish scrubber to scrub the wrap, that is okay too. I just prefer to use my fingers so I can be gentle with my wrap and make it last as long as possible! :)
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