Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps Facts and FAQs
Roughly 73% of the litter found on beaches around the globe comes from plastic waste. With plastic production doubling over the last 50 years, it is time we turn to alternative products that are better for not only the environment but also for us. Another serious issue we face globally is food waste, at about 1.3 billion tons per year, the environmental and financial impact of throwing out food cannot go ignored. Beeswax wraps are a great alternative food storage product that keeps food fresh for longer, without contributing to plastic waste. That’s a win for us and the planet!
So, what’s the buzz with beeswax food wraps?
Beeswax Food Wrap Facts
Beeswax food wraps are 100% natural and made with jojoba oil, beeswax, and 100% cotton.
After you’ve gotten full use of your wrap, you can throw it right in the composter as it is completely biodegradable.
An alternative to composting your now used and worn-out wrap is by using it as an all-natural fire starter!
Beeswax is both antibacterial and antifungal which helps prevent contamination and the growth of both fungi and yeast.
Beeswax has an anti-microbial effect that helps protect your food from food-borne pathogens.
Wraps can be found in numerous types of patterns and sizes, letting you add a personal touch to your pantry or refrigerator.
Food Wrap Frequently Asked Questions:
How do beeswax wraps work?
Beeswax reusable wraps use the heat from your hands to slightly melt the wax infused in the fabric to fit your food of choice, bowl, or dish perfectly every time. Their 100% natural materials ensure that no matter what food you are using these amazing wraps for, that your food will be safe from toxins or added chemicals that may be found in other food storage solutions. Reusable beeswax wraps are not recommended for use on raw meats or hot foods.
How long do reusable beeswax wraps last?
These reusable food wraps can last for approximately a year, depending on how much they are cared for, and how they are cleaned.
How do you clean and care for beeswax wraps?
Beeswax food wraps can be cleaned with just a little bit of cool water and gentle soap. Simply wash them off and drape them or hang them to dry. Avoid using warm water or drying them in the sun or near a heat source to prevent melting the wax.
Do they have a smell?
Yes, they have a very pleasant beeswax aroma that will lessen over time and should not affect the flavor of foods.
How are Hiveology beeswax food wraps made?
Hiveology reusable beeswax wraps are HANDMADE by a Beekeeper using 100% Cotton Fabric, jojoba oil and local beeswax from Hiveology beehives located in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia.
Excuse us if we do not mind our beeswax, but we cannot deny that these wraps are an excellent, eco-friendly food storage alternative!