Beeswax wraps are a fantastic alternative to plastic in the kitchen. You can use them in place of Gladwrap (cling film) to cover bowls of leftovers, wrap sandwiches, and whole or cut fruits & vegetables. Because the beeswax mixture is slightly tacky, you don’t need rubber bands or string to hold your wrap together – just the warmth of your hands will soften them enough to mould them into shape. Because they are reusable, you need to use some common sense around food safety – for example, wrapping meat or fish in these wraps is not recommended. However, they can be washed (use cool water and a mild detergent) and keep in mind that beeswax, tree resin, and jojoba oil all have some natural antibacterial properties. Keep in mind they will melt at temperatures above 60°C so it would be a bad idea to leave them on the dashboard of your car in mid-summer, but also they should not go into the oven, dishwasher, or microwave, else you will end up with a sticky mess!
Personally, I use the XL sized wrap the most because I wrap my home-baked buckwheat bread in it. It keeps the bread fresh without taking up a lot of space, and in a completely non-toxic plastic-free way!
Honeywraps are handmade at their Auckland HQ. Their wraps are expected to last up to a year, maybe more. Eventually, they will lose a bit of their tackiness and you may need to wrap them with string. When you feel they need to be replaced, you can either compost them or you can have a go at recoating them yourself! To have a look at their FAQ and answers, check out: https://www.honeywrap.co.nz/apps/help-center.
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