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BeesWax Food Wraps and Bags
Sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap and sandwich bags.
Cover a bowl or a jar, pack a snack, wrap up cheese, fruit, vegetables, cookies, sandwiches or even treats for your dog. Use as a place mat or to bundle up hiking and backpacking tools, utensils and toiletries for a zero waste camping.
Our wraps and bags are also a great and earth friendly gift for those always on the go! By switching to reusable wax wraps, every year a household can save up to 400 metres of plastic cling wrap.
Made in Ireland.
Irish Beeswax food wraps and bags, a gorgeous mix of natural raw beeswax, coconut oil and organic peppermint oil, are breathable, antibacterial, antiseptics and anti mold. These will keep your food fresh for longer than unbreathable and toxic plastic. This is a new and revolutionary, reusable, non toxic, plastic free, sustainable, biodegradable, compostable and eco-friendly food wrap. It has been created to preserve your food and to protect your family, naturally!
It is time to say goodbye to plastic wrap, sandwich bags and bulky storage containers! A small step on the ladder to zero waste.
10 Benefits of Beeswax Wraps and Bags
If you are wondering why you might use Beeswax Food Wraps, then here are 10 reasons! From cutting down on plastic and food waste to wrapping bread in the freezer and even covering a bottle of sirup. Beeswax wraps and bags are not just a great sustainable alternative to clingfilm but they are also super handy and beautiful gift!
1. Sustainable & Compostable
Marcela Joy Beeswax Wraps and Bags are a sustainable alternative to disposable plastic cling film and plastic bags.. An average family uses up to 400 metres of plastic cling film a year so switching from plastic to Beeswax Wraps or Bags is a super way to reduce household waste while helping the planet. Beeswax Wraps and Bags can be reused for up to 1 year.
Beeswax Wraps and Bags are also compostable and can go into your compost bin to naturally break down.
2. Antibacterial & Antimicrobial & Anti moldy
Beeswax has natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti moldy properties like honey, which makes them ideal for use with food. Marcela Joy Beeswax Wraps and Bags contains organic Coconut Oil which also has antibacterial antimicrobial qualities.
As Beeswax Wraps and Bags can be washed and reused for up to 1 year, they are a really economic alternative to plastic cling film also. You save on buying up to 400 metres of cling film a year!
Also, by covering your leftover meals or half of lemon with beeswax wraps so you are cutting down on food waste while saving money. See the picture of our little experiment. An organic lemon. Half of it was wrapped to cling film and another half in Beeswax food wrap. Kept in the fridge for more as two weeks. Can’t believe it! The half of lemon in the cling film was completely rotten and the half in beeswax wrap very fresh.
4. Keeps your Food Fresh
Did you see the picture of our little experiment? An organic lemon. Half of it was wrapped to cling film and another half in Beeswax food wrap. Kept in the fridge for more as two weeks. Can’t believe it! The half of lemon in the cling film was completely rotten and the half in beeswax wrap very fresh.
Beeswax wraps and bags are breathable and keep your food fresher for longer. Plastic Cling Film or plastic bags are not breathable and can accelerate mold growth which you may have noticed when storing vegetables or bread this way. With Beeswax wraps and bags, you can enjoy fresh vegetables and bread for up to 7 days.
You’ll really notice the difference when you wrap an avocado or lemon in a beeswax wrap as opposed to cling film too. The lemon will remain juicy up to 2 week and avocado will last up to 4 days. Our small wraps are ideal for these!
The Beeswax food wraps and bags can be used to cover a variety of fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables, bread & cheese and can be used to cover bowls or plates. They are also very handy to use to cover the top of bottles or cups. We also love to make a beeswax bags for your Sandwiches or Breads.
6. Easy to Use
Simply use your hands to mould the wraps around food or bowls to allow them to grip and hold. You also use your hand warm for a few second to keep the shape of your food.
Beeswax wraps are easily cleaned with cold water and mild organic detergent. The wrap washes like a plate and can handle a light scrub with a gentle dishcloth or sponge.
8. Freezer Friendly
Beeswax Wraps or bags can be used to store food in the freezer for up to 2 month. We love to use them to freeze bread.
9. 100% Natural
Marcela Joy Beeswax Wraps and Bags are 100% natural, handmade with local beeswax, cotton, organic coconut oil and organic essential oil.
10. Cover the tops of jars, bottles or fruits, vegetable
Beeswax wraps create a watertight seal around jars, bowls or bottles. Use to cover a half of lemon or avocado keep it
Marcela Joy Beeswax Wraps and Bags are a fantastic ‘and sustainable’ alternative to plastic clingfilm for keeping food fresh.
Being reusable is a major benefit! If you would like to try Beeswax Wraps and Bags check them out here!