We are often asked for alternatives to using plastic, especially when it comes to food storage. So, we were thrilled to find a wonderful and viable alternative with Bee's Wrap!
Sarah, the owner of Bee's Wrap lives in Vermont with her family and grows her own food in addition to raising sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and three kids! With growing concerns about the environment and the health safety of plastic, she looked for alternatives to using plastic in her kitchen. Through this goal and the lack of options (plus her own creative thinking) Bee's Wrap was realized.
Made from organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin - the combination of ingredients and the infused fabric create a malleable food wrap that can be used again and again. The simple warmth of your hands (+ a little forming) naturally creates a seal and as the beeswax cools, the material stiffens and holds the seal intact.
Bee's wrap is recommended for cheese, vegetables, baked goods, bread, etc. but it's not recommended for wrapping meats.
This all sounds really wonderful but how do you care for Bee's wrap?
It's simple. Wash the wrap in cool water with a mild dish soap and allow to air dry before folding into squares and storing in a drawer (like you would with your kitchen towels) or if you prefer, roll and store vertically in a container of choice. One thing that you want to keep in mind is to avoid subjecting to heat!
Another natural perk: beeswax and jojoba oil have antibacterial qualities that help to keep food fresh and keep the wrap functional again and again.
Bee's Wrap is conveniently packaged in sets of 3 which includes one of each: small (7"x8"), medium (10"x11") and large (13"x14") wraps.
What are you looking to wrap without the use of plastic wrap?
[via Mighty Nest]