Beeswax Food Wraps
The natural alternative to clingfilm.
Making food wraps from cotton and beeswax is an old idea that fell by the wayside in our super-quick, super-disposable world. Melting beeswax into cotton creates a pliable sheet that will wrap securely around food or stay put over bowls - They are waterproof but breathable so your food won't sweat like it can in clingfilm or a plastic bag.
We are now al more aware of the damage we cause with our high demand for single use plastics; but making changes can feel overwhelming. Beeswax wraps offer an easy to use alternative to clingfilm & build confidence that each of us really can make a difference.
Your wraps are easy to look after, just wipe down with warm water after use & hang to dry. Beeswax melts at 60C, so don't boil or machine wash! The coasting can be damaged with detergents, so go gently! If your wraps start to crack, or lose some of their stick, pop on baking parchment & gently warm them in the oven for 3 mins on 60C. Once they've been used & used & can't be revived anymore, pop them in your compost bin or use as a waxy firelighter.
My wraps are all handmade from my home in Maldon to full Environmental Health Food Standards.
Beeswax wraps are an environmentally friendly alternative to clingfilm.
They are reusable & stay wrapped around food or food containers keeping everything super fresh. (the heat from your hands can help them stick)
Simply wipe down with warm water after use & allow to dry.
Beeswax melts at 60 degrees, so do not boil or machine wash.
Washing up liquids can break down the oils that give your wraps their magic staying power. Go gently & do not scrub.
If your wraps start to crack, or lose some of their stick, pop them on baking parchment & gently warm them in the oven for 3 min on 120 degrees. then leave to dry for a few minutes.