Seen these beeswax wraps but don’t know how to use them? Here’s our favorite ways and some we’re looking forward to trying!
Epic Ways To Get The Most Use Out of Your Beeswax Wraps
When I got serious about my PCOS and trying to get rid of extra chemicals in our house, I went all out.
Cuz I can’t half ass anything really.
I made my own DIY homemade cleaners which has also saved a ton of money and made some really simple eco-friendly swaps, including beeswax wraps!
Beeswax wraps are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap and other disposable food storage products. They’re made from natural materials like cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin.
These wraps are reusable and can be used multiple times with proper care. Not only do they keep food fresh longer than traditional plastic wrap but they also help reduce the amount of waste we produce every day.
After having these in our house for well over 2 years, here are some of our favorite ways to use them and some other ways that seem really interesting!
Easy Ways to Use Beeswax Wipes
No more wrestling with stubborn lids! Use a beeswax wrap to create a grip and open any jar easily.
Cover plates of leftovers
Covering dishes with beeswax wraps is a great way to keep them fresh longer when storing in the refrigerator.
Since beeswax can be sticky, you can use it just like you would any kind of plastic food wrap.
Put under a cutting board to prevent slippage while you chop
This has been one of my favorite ways to use this. We are doing everything we can to protect and take care of our fabulous quartz countertops and beeswax wraps are helping!
When I’m using a cutting board and don’t want it sliding all over the place, I love to use a beeswax wrap underneath it. It helps adhere the board to the counter and makes chopping much easier.
Shred up and use as fire starters
We installed a gas fireplace when we redid our kitchen so we don’t necessarily need a fire starter inside, but we did get a new firepit that I can’t wait to use in the fall or on cooler spring nights.
Use your well-loved wraps to lay on top of logs in a fire pit, but be warned – they ignite pretty quickly and easily.
Other Beeswax Uses We’d Like to Try
- Cover sourdough starter (Beeswax wrap is breathable!)
- Mold them into pots for seed starting (you can plant the beeswax too since it’s compostable!)
- Cover bottle of wine or champagne
- Wrap a sandwich for on the go (the only reason we haven’t done this is because we use silicone resealable bags for this!)
What should You Not Use Beeswax Wraps On?
Beeswax wraps shouldn’t be used to store raw meat (beef, chicken, pork, etc) as the bacteria can’t be properly sanitized.
It’s best to use them for covering cooked dishes, fruits, veggies, crackers, and bread.
What is the Lifespan of Beeswax Wraps?
If you properly care for your wraps, they can last up to a year or longer. If you use them a lot, I might suggest refreshing them every 6 months or at least taking a look at them to make sure they’re still sturdy with no holes.
Beeswax wraps are a great eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap and other disposable food storage products. Not only do they keep food fresh longer than traditional plastic wrap, but they also help reduce the amount of waste we produce every day.
They offer an array of uses from opening jars to covering plates with leftovers and even being used as fire starters in your backyard fire pit!
With proper care, beeswax wraps can be reused multiple times for all sorts of applications and investing in a few sets of these reusable beeswax wraps is sure to bring you many years’ worth of use while helping protect our environment at the same time.