An overview of bee wax food wrap
This is an alternative that is sustainable and reusable to the plastic food wraps that are available out there in the markets.
The bee wax warp is made from materials like the wax from bees, jojoba oil, resin from the trees and organic cotton. The mixture of the first three ingredients is painted into a thin layer on sheets of the organic cotton, which is what a bee wax wrap is all about.
The main advantages of using a bee wrap for the wrapping of your foods are:
• It can be composted
• It is reusable
• It is made from healthy ingredients which do not have an adverse effect on your health.
• The food is kept fresh and the wrapping is so easy to be done.
What can the bee wax wrap be used for?
You can wrap a variety of things, like cheese, sandwiches and you can also cover your loaf of bread. Vegetables and fruits can also be well wrapped with the bee wax wrap and this can be a good and environmental friendly alternative for the zip lock bags, reusable bowl covers and so on…
Apart from this you need to avoid wrapping of meats, liquids and hot things in your wrap. When you avoid these things, you are sure that your wrap will last longer.
How to make the wrap?
• Preheat your oven to the lowest setting available.
• Cut the size and shape of your fabric
• Cover the baking sheet with the parchment paper and put down the fabric and sprinkle it with the bee wax beads, keep it in the oven and let it melt.
• Feel the fabric and let the wax harden.
How can you use the food wrap?
Make use of your hands in order to shape the wrap around the food item. Since it is mostly bee wax, the softness of the wrap will be easily adjusted with its temperature. In between the uses, you will have to wash the wrap, this will ensure that it will lasts for a much longer period of time.
When you want to clean this bee wax wrap, all you need to do is make use of a damp cloth and wipe the wrap clean or you could also get it rinsed under cold or warm water.
Once it is been air dried then it can be used over and over again!
How long will this reusable food wrap actually last for?
The life span of your wrap will entirely depend on you. On how often you make use of it and how well you clean and maintain it.
If it’s well looked after then you can be assured that the bee wax wrap will last for around 6 to 12 months or maybe even longer!
The bee wax food wraps are generally available in 4 sizes and are available in either designs that are colored or natural hemp wraps. You can check out the various options which are either available in stores or online for the bee wax food wraps.