Wrap, Rinse, + Reuse! A Guide to Beeswax Wraps

Looking for a way to store food sustainably? Here at FD Market we carry a number of plastic-free food storage options. In this blog post, we will discuss how to care for and extend the lifespan of two of these alternatives, specifically, our Bee’s Wrap and Vegan Bee’s Wrap. 

First, what’s the difference?

Bee’s Wrap is made of organic cotton for shape, ethically sourced beeswax to seal in freshness, organic plant oil, and tree resin and is an ideal substitute for those looking for a way to reduce plastic waste in the kitchen. We carry a number of options for you to choose from: single wraps in sizes medium and large, packs of three, and sandwich wraps

Vegan Bee’s Wrap, like Bee’s Wrap, is made of organic cotton, organic plant oil, and tree resin. However, these wraps rely on plant-based wax rather than beeswax to keep your food fresh. (It contains coconut and soy, as well). At FD Market, we carry packs of three of this product.

Now that that’s covered, let’s get into the good stuff: how to utilize and care for these wraps!

How to Use: 

You can use Bee’s Wrap products on-the-go, in the fridge, and in the freezer. It’s as easy as using heat from your hands to fit the wrap around your food or container! This creates a seal that will ensure your food stays fresh. Check out the link here for a tutorial on one of the many ways to fold your wrap to easily take your food with you wherever you go. 


How to Clean and Reuse: 

Once you’re done with your food, rinse the wrap with either cool or lukewarm water. You may use mild dish soap to cleanse it. Then, simply allow the wrap to air dry. Refrain from scrubbing or using hot water, as both of these things will ruin the wax coating that keeps your food fresh. 

How to Refresh:

To ensure the maximum lifespan of your wraps, you simply need to refresh them every three to four months. Preheat your oven to 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your wraps on a tray on top of greaseproof paper, and allow them to sit in the oven for three to five minutes. This will allow the wax to melt into the organic cotton, promoting stickiness. Then, remove the tray from the oven and allow the wraps to cool and dry at room temperature. With minimal maintenance, you can use your wraps again and again … for up to a year!

How to Recycle:

Once your wraps have done their job and are well and truly worn out, these natural products can be composted. Or, with summer coming up, they can be used to start up a bonfire on chilly nights. 

Storing food sustainably doesn’t have to be hard! Hopefully, we’ve made it even easier for you with this post. Let us know if you’ve tried either our Bee’s Wrap or Vegan Bee’s Wrap and your thoughts on our socials. 






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