The best beeswax wraps for keeping food fresh

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by Angelica Daujotas |
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Bee’s are amazing. Not only are they great for a lot of things like pollination and honey, but they’re also now helping us to reduce our plastic use.

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Beeswax wraps are a reusable and sustainable alternative to single-use plastic in our kitchens. Rinse with cold water and air dry after use; you’re good to go again and again.

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A great substitute to kitchen foil and cling film, beeswax wraps are superb for storing food and keeping it fresh. Unlike plastic wraps, beeswax wraps are breathable, so instead of suffocating your food, it keeps it fresher for longer. So not only are they a sustainable option, they’ll actually do a better job at storing your food.

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Don’t limit yourself to just wrapping food with your beeswax wraps. They’re so versatile, you’ll be able to make use of them outside of the kitchen, too. Here are some ways we’d use our beeswax wraps:

• Covering food

• Keeping bread fresh

• Wrapping sandwiches and snacks

• Folding into a pocket to store snacks

• Covering the top of mason jars

• Covering bowls and bottles when dining al fresco

• Wrapping into a funnel to fill jars or create piping bags

• Wrapping a bouquet of flowers

Let's take a look at our top picks to get you off on the right foot to reducing single-use plastic in your home.


The best beeswax wraps for keeping food fresh

Beeu2019s Wrap Set of 3 Assorted Size Wraps1 of 8

Bee’s Wrap Set of 3 Assorted Size Wraps

The best-selling assorted three-pack provides a versatile introduction to Bee's Wrap. Beautifully handmade, these wraps are a simple and practical addition to your kitchen.

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Bee’s Trend Beeswax Wraps set of 6

Protect your food and look good doing it with these adorable floral print beeswax wraps. With an assortment of sizes and three gorgeous patterns to choose from, they're perfect for any eco-friendly household.

Heyeco Beeswax Wrap Roll3 of 8

Heyeco Beeswax Wrap Roll

Replace your aluminium foil with this beeswax wrap roll. Cut to your desired size and have the right wrap for every occasion.

Uarter Beeswax Wraps Set of 84 of 8

Uarter Beeswax Wraps Set of 8

This set includes four different sizes alongside a gift to pack your containers tighter. From wrapping lemons to large loaves of bread, you've got everything you need in this set to keep your food fresher for longer.

Harvest Print Vegan Wax Wraps5 of 8
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Harvest Print Vegan Wax Wraps

Vegan-certified, these plant-based wax wraps are your vegan beeswax solution. Free of both soy and palm oil, these wraps are as green as it gets!

Reusable Beeswax Wraps- Extra Large Assorted 5 Pack + 2 Metal Straws6 of 8

Reusable Beeswax Wraps- Extra Large Assorted 5 Pack + 2 Metal Straws

Start your sustainable journey with this amazing set. With beeswax wraps and metal straws, remove any unnecessary use of plastic in your home and make your way towards a zero-waste lifestyle.

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DIY Beeswax Wrap Kit

Love craft projects? Try making your own beeswax wraps with this handy DIY kit.

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Beeswax Rewax Bar

This little block will help you to refresh your old and worn beeswax wraps, giving them a new lease of life. Use this bar to revitalise your wraps, for a perfect seal for even longer.


Are beeswax wraps hygienic?

Beeswax wraps are made from a small list of all-natural materials and organic ingredients. All wraps should be 100 per cent organic and FDA-approved, therefore hygienic and safe for use.

How long do beeswax wraps last?

With the right care and cleaning, your beeswax wraps should last up to one year. They can last longer if well looked after and re-waxed properly.

How to do you use beeswax wraps?

Simply use the beeswax wraps as you would foil or cling film; fold or cover and the warmth of your hands will work to seal the beeswax. Learn the basics with this handy guide from Beeswax Wrap Co.

How many times can you use beeswax wraps?

You can use your beeswax wraps for as long as they last! Guaranteed for a year, but to keep using them, just re-wax and you can reuse for even longer.

Can you freeze beeswax wraps?

Yes. Beeswax wraps are suitable for both your fridge and freezer. Just wrap or seal as normal, and pop in the freezer.

Can you wash beeswax wraps?

Keep it simple with just cold water and washing up liquid. You can lightly scrub off any dirt, but a quick rinse should do the trick.

Are beeswax wraps vegan?

Although beeswax wraps are cruelty-free and ethically sourced, they are not vegan due to the use of natural bee product. Vegan wax wraps are readily available and work in exactly the same way as beeswax wraps.

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Angelica Daujotas is a storytelling executive at Bauer Media where she tests products for What's The Best.

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