Beeswax food wraps that help to save the planet AND keep your food fresh.
Have you discovered beeswax food wraps yet? I’m a huge fan of these environmentally friendly and ultra-functional wraps and I have them in all sorts of different sizes. I was particularly thrilled to be sent ‘The Bread Wrap’ by BeeBee Beeswax Food Wraps, which, at 45x55cm is easily big enough to wrap up my sourdough loaf – and which genuinely seems to work to keep it fresh for around a week.
As you can see, all you have to do is pop your bread in the centre of the wrap, then use your hands to shape it around the loaf.
It forms a breathable seal that helps you enjoy fresher food without any plastic pollution. And, all you need to do once you’ve used it is to wash it in cold, soapy water and let it dry. Then roll it up to store it for next time
I love the story of how BeeBee Wraps came into existence. It actually mirrors perfectly the wrap they sent to me to review. Kath, the founder, was baking sourdough bread – and found that storing it plastic bags meant it went mouldy really quickly. She was inspired to make her first beeswax wraps by tearing up sheets and using local beeswax. In her own words
‘The results were good but not perfect. I spent months testing out new formulations with different oils and rosins. I settled on our secret formula and, to test the market, I opened a shop on Etsy in April 2017’
The rest is history. BeeBee Wraps has gone from strength to strength – their wraps are made from GOTS organic cotton printed with certified organic low impact dyes. They use British beeswax, natural tree resin and organic jojoba oil to coat the cotton – and the result is a wonderfully malleable wrap which I’ve now been using for a couple of weeks. It’s the best beeswax wrap I’ve tried so far (I have tested two others) and I personally love the natural beeswax smell it gives my kitchen too.
After a year, you need to retire your wrap – but it will compost beautifully – or, apparently you can use it as a firelighter.
Now, beeswax wraps can’t be used for everything that you might currently use clingfilm for. They shouldn’t be used to wrap raw meat or fish for instance. Where they really come into their own is with the kind of food which needs to ‘breathe’ a bit and which perhaps is an odd shape – they are perfect for cheese or sandwiches for example. BeeBee Wraps can also be used for wrapping soap or solid shampoo and they come in all sorts of lovely prints.
Pop over to the BeeBee Wraps site to find out more – there are wraps for every occasion and some other lovely eco-friendly products too like these plastic-free sponges.
The good news is that I’ve got three multipacks of BeeBee Wraps, each worth £33 to give away. So, do enter our giveaway for your chance to win.