December 4th, 2013

Alternative to Plastic Wrap That Actually Works: Bee’s Wrap

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Groovy Green Livin Alternative to Plastic Wrap

Plastic wrap has been around for generations working hard to preserve leftovers and keep food from becoming stale. It’s a staple in many households and used on a daily basis. Unfortunately, our convenient, handy plastic wrap has a dirty little secret: it’s made from a form of plastic called low-density polyethylene (LDPE).

After we use plastic wrap it ends up in our overflowing landfills and takes forever to decompose. A more important issue on my end is that I really don’t want plastic touching anything I’m going to eat.

I gave up plastic wrap many years ago, although a single roll of Cling Wrap still sits in my kitchen drawer. My search for a safe alternative to plastic wrap is an ongoing process.

When my friends over at MightyNest asked me to try Bee’s Wrap I was curious to see if this alternative to plastic wrap would really work.

What is Bee’s Wrap? A Safe Alternative to Plastic Wrap

Groovy Green Livin Alternative to Plastic Wrap

Bee’s Wrap is a reusable beeswax-and-cloth alternative to plastic wrap. It’s made with organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. That’s it!

Simply mold the Bee’s Wrap to the top of any dish by using the warmth and pressure of your hands to create a seal.  When the Bee’s Wrap cools (within seconds) it holds its seal. Use the same method to wrap cheese, vegetables, bread, and baked goods.  It is not recommended for meat.

Sarah Kaeck is the creator of Bee’s Wrap and lives with her family on a working farm in Vermont. Her family grows and preserves most of their own vegetables, they milk goats, raise sheep, pigs and chickens.  Sarah explains what inspired her to create Bee’s Wrap:

Our family life revolves around the garden and kitchen.  But all of this food needed to be kept fresh and growing concerns about our environment and the health safety of plastic, made plastic no longer a viable option for food storage.”  

Bee’s Wrap Can be Used Again and Again

The antibacterial properties of beeswax and jojoba oil help keep food fresh and allow Bee’s Wrap to be used again and again.  Wash the wrap in cool soapy water. Air dry, fold and store in a drawer or in a basket on the counter.  Do not subject to heat!

My set of Bee’s Wrap from Mightynest came with 3 wraps: small (7″x8″), medium (10″x11″) and large (13″x14″).  The cost for all three wraps is $17.95.

Does Bee’s Wrap work?

Groovy Green Livin Alternative to Plastic Wrap

My hands are generally pretty cold so I had to rely on the pressure from my hands rather than the warmth to mold the wrap onto a dish. My first attempt was over a bowl of pasta. After spending a few minutes molding the wrap (it took a bit longer than I had hoped), I slipped the covered bowl into the fridge. The next day the pasta was perfect-the seal tight and the food remained fresh. The wrap was easy to wash and store for future use.

What do you use in place of plastic wrap?

Disclosure: MightyNest sent me a sample of Bee’s Wrap to try out. The opinions in this post are my very own.

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