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. I’ve tried a few different kinds of beeswax wrap myself, and these are by far the best! 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 both beeswax and coconut oil have some natural antibacterial properties.
LilyBee is a family business operating in the Hawke’s Bay, NZ. Their wraps are expected to last 6 months to a year, maybe more. When you feel they need to be replaced, you can either compost them or you can have a go at recoating them yourself!