We’ve been working hard on being more environmentally friendly, especially when it comes to reducing the amount of plastic we use. So when I came across these beeswax wraps from The Beeswax Wraps Co. I decided to give the ago.
They had an offer on for a large kitchen pack (£30) and you got a free bread wrap (worth £15) with it. I have to say, I was a bit put off by the price but my conscience couldn’t cope with clingfilm anymore so in for a penny, in for a pound!
My apprehension about the price didn’t last long. As soon as the wraps arrived I knew these were going to be fabulous. The wraps are all made from organic GOTS certified cotton and coated with pine resin, jojoba oil and beeswax. They are all handmade in the UK to ensure quality an they don’t disappoint. They are thick and the material sticks together really well to ensure the food you are sealing stays fresh.
What can I use them for?
I’ve using them on sandwich, pizza dough, cheese, leftover dinners…you name it. They aren’t recommended for raw meat and fish, or pineapples for some reason! Apart from that anything goes.
How long do they last?
Ages! I’ve been using my for just over six months and they are good as new (with the exception of one that I accidentally washed in hot water!). The company also sells a Refresher block of their wax mix so you can refresh your wraps and keep them going for up to two years.
Are they difficult to wash?
No, they are super easy to keep clean. Simply rinse them in cold water with a little dish soap and hang to dry on the dish rack. Simples!
Would I recommend them?
Absolutely! They’ve saved so much plastic since replacing cling film and we’ve even swapped out tin foil on occasion. It feels good to know that we are doing our bit for the planet. There is also something a bit indulgent about a packed lunch wrapped in beeswax. Having a neat little cotton parcel feels a little bit special. It almost reminds me of the wholesome 1950s era.
I really love them and will continue to use them from now on. While pricey to begin with, they are well worth the cost. I see it as an investment, not an expense. If you sign up to their newsletter you also get 10% off your first order. Give them a go.