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Once again, I’m back with another Plastic-Free July swap for you all to discover! I’m really enjoying finding different eco-friendly businesses and I’m so grateful to have the chance to host them on my blog 🥰. Today I’m going to be sharing a beeswax wraps company that has just launched in the UK!
What are beeswax wraps?
Wax wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to cling film or aluminium foil.
Did you know that almost 95% of all plastic doesn’t get recycled?
Or that plastic wrap contributes to the larger plastic pollution crisis, it’s difficult to recycle, and it’s made from potentially harmful chemicals, especially as they break down in the environment.
A particularly hard-hitting fact for me was that 1.2 billion metres of the stuff, roughly 740,000 miles of cling film, is used by every home in the UK every single year! That’s enough stretchy, slow-to-break-down cling film to wrap its way around the entire circumference of the earth 30 times over!
WaxWrap is an online business that sells a variety of different beeswax products. The actually wraps are made with a blend of organic cotton, beeswax, pine resin and organic jojoba oil which make it breathable. You can use it to wrap pretty much anything apart from meat and fish. This is because the wax wrap cannot be washed in high temperatures because it melts the wax!
These are the classic food wrap* products, one pack contains 3 different sized squares.
The 3 different sizes: 20x20cm, 30x30cm and 40x40cm.
Price – £16
This is my personal favourite! When I first discovered wax wraps, I thought they were a brilliant invention but sometimes you just can’t find that perfect size…now you can ☺
They come in 3 different lengths: small* – 1.2m, medium – 1.5m and large* – 2m
As well as 3 different widths: 20x120cm, 30x150cm and 40x200cm
Prices – £12, £16 and £20 (the three go together in order)
So we have the wraps, the rolls and now sandwich bags* too! I was also really excited to hear about these. Maybe you have a sandwich which you really can’t risk the contents falling out? Put it in a plastic-free food bag!
Once again, they come in 3 different sizes: 21x31cm, 25x31cm and 32x31cm.
Each food bag has the same 31cm length – perfect for a loaf of bread.
Price – £22.50
How to use them
WaxWrap products are super simple to use.
- Choose which product best fits your food item
- Choose the size that best fits (you don’t want it to be too tight)
- Fold the wax wrap onto the food and use the heat of your hand to mould it in the right direction.
- Hold for a couple of seconds to seal it
How to take care of them
- Wash with cold water and a tiny bit of washing up liquid (or a bar)
- Pat dry (When I was at uni, I dried them on my clothes hanger and they were fine)
- Put them away (they last longer if you don’t fold them)
Key points to remember
- Do NOT microwave, put in the dishwasher or freezer
- Do NOT wrap meat or fish
- Avoid using on oily or acidic foods
- Keep away from flames (wax is flammable)
- Don’t wrap hot food – must be under 30 degrees
- Store in a cool environment (under 30 degrees)
12 reasons why you should buy a WaxWrap product today:
- Vegetarian society approved
- Create a secure seal
- Won’t leach toxins into food and drinks
- Can use on a wide range of foods
- Can last for around a year (approx. 200 uses), if taken care of correctly – this will save you lots of money!
- Won’t pollute oceans, kill marine animals and birds or enter the food chain
- Easy to use – don’t you just hate it when cling film sticks together? 😤
- Beautiful selection of designs
- One step forward in your sustainable living/zero-waste lifestyle
- When they reach the end of their life, you can compost them
Do you use beeswax wraps already?
Check out this amazing post by Lisa for more ways to be sustainable in the kitchen.
Best wishes, Cx
I have been thinking of making some of these for a while now, so you have just given me the inspiration to have a go. It is crazy how much plastic we use, isn’t it, so this little bit of change can do a world of good!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
So true, making them sounds fun x
Jordanne || Ofaglasgowgirl says
I love Beeswax wraps! I have couple that have a cute honey comb design and they are just so cute. The key points are great tips for anyone looking to use them and very helpful with the reasons to use them as well!
Awww! Thank you xx
Oh these are great! I’ve never heard of them before but would be great for taking snacks out and about for Leo!
Yes, definitely x
These are excellent tips! I am going to look into this. Shame it cannot go in the oven though.
Thank you! They are mainly for storing food 🙂
Caroline, this is such an informative post with important points to recall! I like using wax wraps to preserve my sandwiches and snacks. It’s definitely a win-win situation for both a sustainable living and for the environment. Thanks for sharing! x
So true x
Eleanor Jones says
Wow this sounds amazing! I’ve not heard of it before but these look perfect for a sustainable choice. Thank you for sharing Caroline x
I agree x
Cristina Rosano says
Oh, I love these! I already used them around the kitchen and when I get out, but as you said sometimes finding the right size is difficult, so I will have to check out the food rolls, I didn’t know they were around! Also, great tips to keep them working, I should stop folding them x
Thank you xx
Jodie | That Happy Reader says
I have been eyeing beeswax wrap for quite a while now, but I’ve never had anyone I know use them. Now that I’ve seen your review, I’m more inclined to take the plunge! Thanks for sharing.
Aw yay! So happy to hear x
Wow these are cool! I have not used them before. I love how sustainable they are though so I need to look for some. And those patterns are so cute too!
So true x
Under Flowery Sky says
Wow sounds so amazing and love how pretty it is.
Though never heard of it already..
Tiffany McCullough - Metaphysical Mama says
Thanks so much for sharing this information about beeswax wraps! I’ve been wanting to make some for a while now, but just haven’t got around to it. I think I may have to get on that, just in time for plastic free July.
Charlotte Birchall says
I have heard of beewax wraps but have been thinking about trying these products. Thank you for recommend these products.
Alicia Thompson says
Hi Caroline, WOW! I love these and it helps that they are so beautiful, what a great product idea! I’ve been trying to find ways to cut down my plastic and this is a really good alternative. Thanks for sharing, Alicia
I love the sound of these! I’m trying to cut down on plastic in the kitchen and this is such a good suggestion x
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Jenny in Neverland says
I’ve always been intrigued about beeswax foodwrap! I’ve never used it myself but I think I’d like to invest in some and convert my household now. The money element alone is a reason to do that but how good they are for the environment is amazing x
My sister in law is big into sustainability. It’s a lot easier over where she is because they have places that are close by where they can refill the likes of tuberware and glass jars. Here, not so much. But beeswax paper was on their list for Christmas last year, and I plan on getting myself some as well. I great alternative to plastic wrap.
Della Driscoll says
These are the cutest beeswax wraps ever!! I’ve been meaning to get my hands on some for ages x
Molly @ Transatlantic Notes says
I don’t currently have any beeswax wraps but I would like to get some. I don’t use plastic wrap, etc and mainly have long term multi-use plastic or glass containers with lids that I’ve had for years. I think adding some of these wraps though would be really useful!
I'm All Booked Up says
We’ve never heard of these before. They look great!
They are super useful!
Great post! I hadn’t heard of beeswax wraps before but these look so great and like such an awesome plastic swab – it’s only a bonus that the patterns are so adorable! I’ll have to get these soon. Thanks for sharing x
So true x
I’ve been using beeswax wraps for the past year and have been really happy with them. I have never seen the rolls of wraps or bags, so that is such a great option with this company! 🙂
The Healthcare Hustle says
These seem so great. Those clean food bags would be perfect for my sandwiches without the guilt of using a plastic Ziploc!
Karalee Shotola says
I’ve been looking into getting beeswax wraps because my partner needs to stop using plastic wrap & aluminum foil! That’s great they last so long & the food bags sound nice too!
I definitely recommend them!
I’ve heard of beeswax wraps before but have never really looked too deeply into them. They sound like such an easy switch to make – plus, they’re so cute! Thanks for sharing 🙂
They are, I’d definitely recommend buying some x
Baby Boomer Super Saver says
We have a similar product in the USA, which is Bee’s Wrap. I absolutely love it! This is such a great alternative to plastic wrap, which is not reusable or able to be recycled. Plus, beeswax wraps are natural and don’t leach toxic chemicals into your food! I like the fact that they are easy to clean and use over & over. This is definitely a great product to purchase.
I agree 🙂